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Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas: Salvage Treatment

  • Michele ReniEmail author
  • Elena Mazza
  • Andrés J. M. Ferreri
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Part of the Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis book series (HAYAT, volume 8)

Abstract

Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare subtype of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that arises from the brain parenchyma, eyes, cerebrospinal fluid, meninges or spinal cord without evidence of systemic spread. It has had an increase during last 3 decades, accounting for ∼3% of all CNS malignancies in the United States from 1998 to 2002.

Keywords

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Salvage Treatment Intrathecal Chemotherapy Salvage Radiotherapy Intraocular Lymphoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Reni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elena Mazza
    • 1
  • Andrés J. M. Ferreri
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Oncology Unit, Department of OncologySan Raffaele Scientific InstituteMilanItaly

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