neoplastic meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges (three thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord) caused by cancer that has spread there. Also called carcinomatous meningitis.

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  • Meningitis, neoplastic — Inflammation of the meninges that occurs due to the spread of solid tumors to the brain or spinal cord. Treatment is with cancer fighting drugs, such as methotrexate , and usually takes place in a hospital …   Medical dictionary

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