leptomeningeal love


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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the leptomeninges

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the pia mater and the arachnoid membrane.


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  • A case of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in a patient with known brain and lung metastases from renal cell cancer without previous systemic therapy is presented.

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  • CAA is characterized by the deposition of ß-amyloid protein in the tunica media and adventitia of the leptomeningeal and cortical arteries, arterioles, and capillaries (Fig. 2) [13,14].

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  • Patients have CNS symptoms as well as cerebral vasculitis by angiography and leptomeningeal biopsy.

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  • Inflammatory etiology with TB can be suggested by sepate, flow signal aberrations and leptomeningeal enhancement apart from brain findings.

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  • Clinical History • 37-year-old woman with hypertension, hypothyroidism, and persistent headache for six months after a motor vehicle accident • Neuroimaging: Diffuse leptomeningeal thickening; expansive intra-axial mass in distal thoracic spinal cord • Seizure followed by coma; extreme elevation of intracranial pressure • Autopsy: Diffuse leptomeningeal oligodendrogliomatosis with an intramedullary spinal cord component » Right optic nerve involved by leptomeningeal oligodendrogliomatosis » Incidental 3.0 x 2.5 x 1.0 mm tumor in left choroid posteriorly Proia / DUMC 2009

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