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Sarcomatosis of the meninges

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Neoplastic Process
Synonyms: meningeal cluster sarcomatosis; Meningeal sarcomatosis; Meningeal Sarcomatosis; meningeal sarcomatosis; meningeal sarcomatosis (morphologic abnormality); Meninges Sarcomatosis; meninges sarcomatosis; Sarcomatosis of Meninges; sarcomatosis of meninges; Sarcomatosis of the Meninges; sarcomatosis of the meninges
SNOMED CT: Meningeal sarcomatosis (14494009)
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0004307


A rare condition characterized by diffuse spread of sarcoma cells throughout the meninges. The neoplastic cells are derived from meningeal connective tissue. Clinically, this disorder may present as a fulminant pachymeningitis and/or encephalitis. [from NCI]

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Chaigneau L, Patrikidou A, Ray-Coquard I, Valentin T, Linassier C, Bay JO, Moureau Zabotto L, Bompas E, Piperno-Neumann S, Penel N, Alcindor T, Laigre M, Guillemet C, Salas S, Hugli A, Domont J, Sunyach MP, Lecesne A, Blay JY, Nerich V, Isambert N
Oncologist 2018 Aug;23(8):948-955. Epub 2018 Jun 22 doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2017-0136. PMID: 29934413Free PMC Article

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