A Report of a Rare Gastric Cancer Case: Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis

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Ali Taghizadeh-Kermani 1 , Ali Emadi Torghabe 2 , * , Shirin Taraz-Jamshidi 2

1 Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplant Research Center, Emam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Solid Tumor Treatment Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

How to Cite: Taghizadeh-Kermani A, Emadi Torghabe A, Taraz-Jamshidi S. A Report of a Rare Gastric Cancer Case: Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis, Int J Cancer Manag. 2015 ; 8(1):e80586.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Journal of Cancer Management: 8 (1); e80586
Published Online: February 28, 2015
Article Type: Case Report
Received: January 06, 2014
Accepted: July 01, 2014
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Abstract

Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC) from gastrointestinal cancer would be rare. A 56-years old man with complaint of dyspepsia and histopathologic examination of the biopsy specimens has shown: adenocarcinoma. At the end of adjuvant chemo radiation therapy, the patient has affected by headache and mild confusion. In cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology, a plenty of malignant cells have seen and unfortunately after a short time for about 4 days after ICU admission, the patient has died. This could be due to heavy burden of disease in central nervous system.

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