Cranial computed tomographic abnormalities in leptomeningeal metastasis.

  title={Cranial computed tomographic abnormalities in leptomeningeal metastasis.},
  author={Yeong Yeh Lee and James P. Glass and Anne Geoffray and Sidney Wallace},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={143 5},
Sixty-four (57.6%) of 111 cancer patients with cerebrospinal fluid cytology positive for malignant cells had cranial computed tomographic (CT) scans within 2 weeks before or after a lumbar puncture. Twenty-two (34.3%) of the 64 had abnormal CT findings indicative of leptomeningeal metastasis: (1) sulcal-cisternal enhancement, (2) ependymal-subependymal enhancement, (3) widened irregular tentorial enhancement, or (4) communicating hydrocephalus. Thirteen (59.6%) of these 22 patients had… CONTINUE READING