How to Recognize and Treat Neoplastic Meningitis
Margaret M. Fields, MSN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP®
From MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Correspondence to: Margaret M. Fields, MSN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP®, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Neuro Oncology, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 431, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
J Adv Pract Oncol 2013;4:155–160 |
DOI: 10.6004/jadpro.2013.4.3.3 |
© 2013 Harborside Press®
Neoplastic meningitis (NM) needs to remain in the differential diagnosis of any cancer patient with new, particularly multifocal, neurologic symptoms. While a diagnosis of NM carries a poor prognosis, early identification and treatment can prevent neurologic deficits and extend survival with good quality of life.
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