Carcinomatous Meningitis. Definition

Medical Definition: Carcinomatous Meningitis

Cancer that has spread from the original tumor (primary) to the meninges (thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). Cancer causes inflammation of the meninges. Also called leptomeningeal cancer, leptomeningeal carcinoma, meningeal carcinomatosis, neoplastic meningitis, leptomeningeal metastasis and meningeal metastases.

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