This symposium will educate the attendee regarding the rehabilitation challenges of leptomeningeal disease (LMD) cancer rehabilitation patients. This unique and growing cancer population often require rehabilitation interventions. However, the dynamic nature of cancer, multifocal neurologic symptoms and ongoing need for cancer treatment can make rehabilitation challenging. We will describe these challenges and offer solutions based on the published research and the clinical experience of the speakers.
Describe leptomeningeal disease including reasons for the increasing incidence of leptomeningeal disease, common clinical findings, prognosis and oncologic treatments.
Describe research regarding the most common neurologic impairments and rehabilitation utilization of leptomeningeal disease patients.
Describe research recent published research by the speakers regarding the acute inpatient rehabilitation performance of leptomeningeal disease patients.