Atypical presentation of primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin lymphoma in immunocompetent young adults.

@article{Cheatle2013AtypicalPO,
  title={Atypical presentation of primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin lymphoma in immunocompetent young adults.},
  author={Joseph T. Cheatle and Michele R Aizenberg and Jeffrey S. Weinberg and Daniel L Surdell},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 3-4},
  pages={593.e9-13}
}
OBJECTIVE Primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin lymphoma (PCNSL) is a malignant lymphoma limited to the cranial-spinal axis in the absence of systemic lymphoma. Historically, PCNSL accounts for fewer than 5% of all cases of primary intracranial neoplasms. PCNSL is rare in immunocompetent young adults. Although the prognosis for PCNSL is poor, approximately 20%-30% percent of cases achieve a cure. METHODS We report two cases of PCNSL originating in the ventricle in otherwise healthy… CONTINUE READING