Diagnostic advances and new trends for the treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma.

@article{Basso2002DiagnosticAA,
  title={Diagnostic advances and new trends for the treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma.},
  author={Umberto Basso and Alba A Brandes},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={38 10},
  pages={
          1298-312
        }
}
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare non-Hodgkin's lymphoma arising in the brain. Recent increase in its incidence has been noted both in immunocompetent individuals and patients with immunodeficiency. This review will focus on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this aggressive extranodal lymphoma in immunocompetent patients. Stereotactic biopsy is usually required for diagnosis, while molecular biology and/or cytofluorimetric analysis may confirm… CONTINUE READING

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