All that follows is excerpted from Dr. Farkas’ chapter above.
Neuro-oncologic emergencies are commonly encountered in critical care. Rapidly evolving biological therapies for cancer offer patients exciting benefits, but have also created new sets of complications (e.g., checkpoint inhibitor-induced encephalitis). Patients may be suffering from complications of the malignancy itself, complications of therapy, or wholly unrelated problems.
- Approach to nonspecific presentations
- Direct effect of tumor mass
- Paraneoplastic syndromes
- Opportunistic CNS infections
- Unique to hematologic malignancies
- Nutritional/metabolic complications of advanced malignancy
- Questions & discussion