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Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis: Cerebral spinal fluid tumours.

Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis (LC) is the dissemination of cancer, commonly breast, lung, melanoma,acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma occurring through either direct extension from surrounding tumours or metastasis of a preexisting, parenchymal central nervous system tumour. A rise in the diagnosis of leptomeningeal disease has been seen with increased survival rates of cancer due to improved medical treatment, with 5-8% of patients with cancer going on to develop LC

Megan Stone

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 11–14


Diagnostic imaging of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine neoplasms with a focus on ultrasound

development of a tumour was identified. It was observed that hypergastrinaemia, diabetes and ulcerative colitis may be associated with the development of NEN, but no cause-and-effect relationship was confirmed(4). A special feature of NEN is the production of hormones or biogenic amines which can produce numerous clinical symptoms. In the case of disease spread symptoms of carcinoid syndrome may occur such as diarrhoea, tachycardia, hot flushes and reddening of the skin(3). The majority of NEN are

Joanna Walczyk, Anna Sowa-Staszczak

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 78, 228–235

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