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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer$
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Sara Booth

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530756

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.001.0001

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The management of carcinomatous meningitis in advanced breast cancer

The management of carcinomatous meningitis in advanced breast cancer

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(p.65) Chapter 6 The management of carcinomatous meningitis in advanced breast cancer
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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer
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Gillian Whitfield

Christina Faull

Helena Earl

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.003.0006

This chapter provides an overview of the clinical presentation of carcinomatous meningitis (CM), which is a diffuse involvement of the leptomeninges by infiltrating malignant cells. It studies the most helpful investigations used to reach a diagnosis and the commonly used treatments. The chapter also examines the assessment of CM and its diagnosis.

Keywords:   clinical presentation, carcinomatous meningitis, commonly used treatments, assessment of CM, diagnosis of CM

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