Current management of primary central nervous system lymphoma.

  title={Current management of primary central nervous system lymphoma.},
  author={Lisa M DeAngelis},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={63-71; discussion 71, 75-6, 78}
Primary CNS lymphoma is rising in incidence in both the AIDS and non-AIDS populations. It is a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that usually presents as a brain tumor, but the leptomeninges, eyes, and spinal cord also are frequently affected. Systemic lymphoma is not present, and comprehensive systemic staging is unnecessary, but appropriate neurologic staging is imperative. Standard therapy has been whole brain radiotherapy, giving a median survival of 12 to 18 months in non-AIDS patients, but only 2 to… CONTINUE READING
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