Carcinomatous Meningitis (CM) is a relatively uncommon metastatic complication of systemic solid tumors. The condition is mostly diagnosed by presence of malignant cells in the cerebrospinal fluid. The prognosis of the condition is generally poor. CM very rarely complicates pancreatic cancers and very few cases have been reported in the literature. We present a case of a 58-year old female patient operated for pancreatic head carcinoma. She made an immediate uneventful recovery after her pancreatico-duodenectomy. She presented 3 weeks post-surgery with acute confusional state and was diagnosed as a case of CM.
|Journal||Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2015|