Journal of Hematopathology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 35–39 | Cite as

Primary dural lymphoblastic B-cell lymphoma: a rare subtype of aggressive dural lymphoma

  • Christine Saraceni
  • Nicole Agostino
  • Shereen Gheith
Case Report

Abstract

Lymphomas arising in the dura mater represent a rare subset of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL). The majority of primary dural lymphoma (PDL) are low-grade marginal zone lymphomas (MZL) characterized by an indolent course and favorable long-term outcomes. Primary aggressive dural lymphomas are exceedingly rare with a paucity of cases reported in the literature. Herein, we describe a case of primary lymphoblastic dural lymphoma. To our knowledge, this is the second report of an isolated dural B-lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LBL) in an immunocompetent patient.

Keywords

B-lymphoblastic lymphoma Primary CNS lymphoma Dural lymphoma Acute lymphoblastic lymphoma B-ALL 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Saraceni
    • 1
  • Nicole Agostino
    • 1
  • Shereen Gheith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hematology Oncology, Lehigh Valley Health NetworkJohn and Dorothy Morgan Cancer CenterAllentownUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyLehigh Valley Health NetworkAllentownUSA

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