Leptomeningeal metastasis: pathophysiology, treatment, and nursing management.

  title={Leptomeningeal metastasis: pathophysiology, treatment, and nursing management.},
  author={Patty A. Kormanik and Marc C Chamberlain},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={1355-62; quiz 1363-4}
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical treatment of leptomeningeal metastasis. DATA SOURCES Published articles, abstracts, and book chapters. DATA SYNTHESIS Leptomeningeal metastasis is an increasingly seen complication of cancer. Treatment is intensive and may increase survival from four to five weeks without treatment to an average of six months. Clinical management and treatment of these patients is complex and best accomplished by a multi-disciplinary… CONTINUE READING