, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 47-53
Date: 17 Sep 2011

Lymphomatosis cerebri: clinical characteristics, neuroimaging, and pathological findings

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Abstract

Lymphomatosis cerebri is a rare variant of primary central nervous system lymphoma. We present a case involving a 56-year-old immunocompetent woman who complained of rapid deterioration of her higher brain function over a 4-month period. Magnetic resonance imaging showed extensive white-matter lesions. During brain biopsy, a diffusely infiltrating lymphoma with distinctive immunohistochemical features was detected. Awareness of this unique presentation and early tissue diagnosis provide the best hope for instituting appropriate treatments.