Cerebral angiography in meningeal sarcomatosis and carcinomatosis

Richard E Latchaw, T. O. Gabrielsen, J. F. Seeger

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Abstract

The angiographic findings in a case of metastatic meningeal carcinomatosis and a case of primary meningeal sarcomatosis are presented. The presence of focal arterial narrowing at the base of the brain and/or over the cerebral convexities, with or without a communicating hydrocephalus, may be the important clues to a diagnosis of diffuse meningeal involvement by tumor. In a patient who presents with bizarre and poorly localizing signs and symptoms, when the cerebrospinal fluid analysis does not fully support a diagnosis of meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage, and when there is nothing in the history to suggest drug abuse or a systemic collagen disease, the angiographic findings may point to an unexpected diffuse meningeal tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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