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What are the effects of a tumor in the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Menigeal: Carcinomatosis (if a cancer) or lymphomtous or leukemic menigitis. The former carries a poor prognosis. It is addressed in children with cranio-spinal irradiation and intr-thecal chemotherapy. In adults with solid tumors, it is a mark of quite advanced disease, causes cranial neuropathy, and weakness. Rarely only site of disease.
Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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