Title

Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis and the Ethical Dilemmas of Surgical Intervention

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

10-10-2021

Abstract

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.

Comments

American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 8-12, 2021.

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