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


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.


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


Compliance with ethical standards

Ethical approval

All procedures performed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional guidelines and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the patient included in this case report.

Conflict of interest

Christine Saraceni declares no conflicts of interest. Nicole Agostino declares no conflicts of interest, and Shereen Gheith declares no conflicts of interest.


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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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