Subcutaneous cerebrospinal fluid reservoirs in patients with acute leukaemia.

@article{Spiers1978SubcutaneousCF,
  title={Subcutaneous cerebrospinal fluid reservoirs in patients with acute leukaemia.},
  author={Alexander S.D. Spiers and Amy Booth and J. Lacy Firth},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of haematology},
  year={1978},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={289-96}
}
Subcutaneous cerebrospinal fluid (Ommaya) reservoirs were inserted in 23 patients wich acute leukaemia and 2 patients with malignant lymphoma. In 9 leukaemia patients reservoirs were used for the prophylaxis of central nervous system leukaemia: only 1 patient developed meningeal leukaemia but less invasive therapy has now been shown to achieve effective prophylaxis and prophylactic use of Ommaya reservoirs has been discontinued. In 16 patients, reservoirs were inserted as aids to the treatment… CONTINUE READING