Primary malignant lymphoma of the trigeminal region treated with rapid infusion of high-dose MTX and radiation: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Kinoshita2003PrimaryML,
  title={Primary malignant lymphoma of the trigeminal region treated with rapid infusion of high-dose MTX and radiation: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Manabu Kinoshita and Shuichi Izumoto and Satoru Oshino and Masahiro Nonaka and Shusuke Moriuchi and Motohiko Maruno and Toshiki Yoshimine},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={343-8; discussion 348}
}
BACKGROUND Extra-axial primary CNS lymphoma, considered rare, mainly arise in the white matter of the brain. Though the tumor responds well to radiation and chemotherapy, the prognosis of primary CNS lymphoma remains poor. We report a case of primary lymphoma of Meckel's cave mimicking a trigeminal schwannoma radiographically, which achieved complete remission through use of rapid high-dose MTX therapy and radiation therapy. CASE DESCRIPTION The patient, a 55-year-old Japanese male, presented… CONTINUE READING