Current options for the treatment of neoplastic meningitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Neoplastic meningitis, which is the diffuse involvement of the leptomeninges by infiltrating cancer cells, may be caused by many systemic tumors. The treatment options for neoplastic meningitis disease remain unsatisfactory. In this review article, we discuss the pathogenesis and cytology of neoplastic meningitis and the options for treatment, including intrathecal chemotherapy, systemic chemotherapy, and newer agents such as cytokines and monoclonal antibodies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cokgor, I; Friedman, AH; Friedman, HS

Published Date

  • October 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 88

PubMed ID

  • 12416549

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-594X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/a:1020200317464


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States