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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 245654, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/245654
Case Report

Meningeal Carcinomatosis: A Metastasis from Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma

1Bay Area Medical Center, 109 Catawba Trc, Morgantown, NC 28655, USA
2Bay Area Medical Center, 1625 Rodd Field Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA
3Bay Area Medical Center, 7101 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA
4Texas A&M University, 1177 West Wheeler Avenue, Suite 1, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, USA

Received 5 October 2013; Revised 22 November 2013; Accepted 9 December 2013

Academic Editor: Mark E. Shaffrey

Copyright © 2013 Tanya Dam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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