Squamous cell carcinomatous meningitis
Immunohistochemistry; Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; Squamous cell carcinoma
A case of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis due to a poorly differentiated malignancy is presented. Immunohistochemistry was used to characterize it as a squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinomas rarely invade the meninges. There are few well-founded guidelines for managing patients with this condition. Prognosis is generally poor. A literature review of this entity is provided. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.
Karim, S., Nava, V., Paal, E., Krasnow, S., & Drake, M. (2009). Squamous cell carcinomatous meningitis. Oncology Reviews, 3 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12156-009-0018-3