We report the case of a 62-year-old patient who developed a carcinomatous meningitis while on second-line chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Cytologic analyses confirmed that carcinomatous cells of ovarian origin were present in cerebrospinal fluid. Carcinomatous meningitis is a very rare event in the natural history of ovarian carcinoma. We discuss the specificity of our case in the light of the literature. In addition, we present some relevant radiologic and pathologic documents illustrating this rare entity.
- carcinomatous meningitis
- ovarian cancer
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