Jie Zhao, Jingping Liu, Zhiping Zhang, Ming Wu, Jian Li, Gelei Xiao, Xinbin Liao, Ying Liu
To evaluate the value of shunting surgery in the treatment for patients with meningeal carcinomatosis.
Methods: The therapeutic process of shunting surgery was analyzed in 5 meningeal carcinomatosis patients.
Results: The intracranial pressure could effectively be controlled, and the associated symptoms could be relieved. No complications associated with shunting surgery were found during the hospitalization and follow-up. One patient, who did not receive the surgery, died in 2 months later.
Conclusion: Shunting surgery can effectively relieve the intracranial pressure caused by meningeal carcinomatosis, decrease the mortality and morbidity caused by intractable intracranial hypertension in these patients, and improve their live quality...
February 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences