Symptoms, disgnostic tests, and treatment for leptomeningeal metastases

Read more about the symptoms and the most common diagnostic tests and treatment options for leptomeningeal metastases on this page.


Possible symptoms:

  • headache;
  • confusion;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • decreased ability to see or speak;
  • pain in the arms or legs;
  • lack of balance when walking;
  • urine leakage.

Diagnostic tests

The following diagnostic tests can confirm or rule out leptomeningeal metastases:

Treatment options

Your exact treatment options will depend on the tumor type and stage. Your overall health and shape will also affect your options. We will inform you about the process beforehand, and you will have plenty of time to ask questions. Your treatment will most likely consist of one or more of the following treatments: