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Neoplastic meningitis-related encephalopathy: prognostic significance.

Authors
  • Chamberlain, Marc C
  • Tsao-Wei, Denice
  • Groshen, Susan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - American Academy of Neurology
Publication Date
Dec 14, 2004
Volume
63
Issue
11
Pages
2159–2161
Identifiers
PMID: 15596770
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two cohorts of 20 patients diagnosed with neoplastic meningitis (NM) with or without encephalopathy were matched with respect to age, sex, primary tumor, and performance status. Median survival was 10 weeks (range 6 to 20 weeks) in the cohort with NM-related encephalopathy compared to 24 weeks (range 8 to 40 weeks) in the cohort without NM-related encephalopathy (p < 0.001). NM-related encephalopathy is a clinical variable that predicts for poor survival in patients with NM.

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