Meningeal carcinomatosis in small cell carcinoma of the lung

Med Pediatr Oncol. 1982;10(2):157-60. doi: 10.1002/mpo.2950100207.


Small cell carcinoma of the lung is extremely sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. We describe the case of a patient who had a complete response to such treatment but relapsed with meningeal carcinomatosis. We propose that prophylactic therapy to the spinal cord as well as the brain should be considered in the treatment of patients with small cell carcinoma of the lung.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Brain / radiation effects
  • Carcinoma / secondary*
  • Carcinoma, Small Cell* / radiotherapy
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms* / radiotherapy
  • Male
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / secondary*