Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis and the Ethical Dilemmas of Surgical Intervention
We present the development of a rare neuro-malignancy, the ethics of placing a therapeutic VP shunt in the setting of neuro-malignancies, and the unique extubation criteria concerns in terminally ill individuals undergoing surgery with a DNR/DNI status. The patient is a 21-year-old woman who presented with a history of ovarian cancer and cytology proven leptomeningeal carcinomatosis with supratentorial metastasis.
Reilly E, Behbahani-Nejad N, Price M. Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis and the ethical dilemmas of surgical intervention. Paper presented at: The American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting; 2021 Oct 8-12; San Diego, CA. Available at: https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/9323/presentation/5086