Leptomeningeal metastases

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Male smoker, presenting with haemoptysis and confusion.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

The icing sugar (or sugar coated) enhancement pattern within the brain, is typical of leptomeningeal metastases, most commonly observed with lung and breast primaries, aside from those with a CNS primary.

Staging CT of the chest revealed a T4 left upper lobe tumour with associated pulmonary metastases

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Case information

rID: 20957
Published: 24th Dec 2012
Last edited: 24th Mar 2018
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