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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1988;22(2): 208-210.
Carcinomatous Meningitis as the Initial Manifestation of Primary Stomach Cancer.
Gui Ohk Yoon, Ill Hyang Ko
Department of Pathology, Inje Medical College Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Meningeal carcinomatosis as the initial clinical manifestation of a tumor is a very rare event and difficult to make diagnosis. Lumbar puncture is a single and useful diagnostic method, and meticulous cytologic study of cerebrospinal fluid specimen is needed for correct diagnosis. A case of meningeal carcinomatosis diagnosed by cytologic study of CSF and later confirmed primary carcinoma of the stomach by, fiberscopic biopsy is briefly presented. Meningeal signs and symptoms were the primary clinical manifestation in case.
Key Words: Meningeal carcinomatosis; cerebrospinal fluid; stomach cancer