Neoplastic meningitis from breast carcinoma with complete response to liposomal cytarabine: case report

@article{Gaviani2009NeoplasticMF,
  title={Neoplastic meningitis from breast carcinoma with complete response to liposomal cytarabine: case report},
  author={Paola Gaviani and Antonio Silvani and Elena Corsini and A Erbetta and Andrea Salmaggi},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={251-254}
}
Neoplastic meningitis from breast cancer often leads to a progressive neurologic deterioration followed by fatal outcome. The therapy is based on the administration of high dose systemic chemotherapy with drugs able to pass through the blood-brain barrier, such as methotrexate (MTX) and cytarabine, cranial or craniospinal irradiation, and intrathecal (IT) administration of MTX and/or cytarabine. However, these approaches only have modest efficacy and are associated with side effects for the… CONTINUE READING

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