Primary Centrous nervous (CNS) Lymphomas (PCNSL) and secondary (SCNSL) lymphomas are rare.
They are very aggressive and poorly prognostic tumors. - They are highly relevant for their increase in the incidence ofPCNSLin immunocompetent and immunocompetent patients. - Their behavior is different in immunocompetent and immunocompetent patients - It is important to know their behavior in the image and their radiological patterns in order to guide the diagnosis in an early manner and facilitate...
Lymphoma of the CNS consists of 2 major subtypes: secondary CNS involvement by systemic lymphoma (the most common) and PCNSL,
in which the lymphoma is restricted toCNS ( Fig. 2 ). Lymphoma can be expressed in CNS in two forms,
primary or secondary with different manifestations. The frequency of secondary CNS lymphoma in patients with systemic lymphoma varies and is highly dependent on histologic subtype,
the risk of CNS relapse in aggressive NHLis more than inpatients with Hodgkin Lymphoma...
Findings and procedure details
Imaging findings vary with the immune status of the patient.
Although neuroimaging findings are characteristic and suggest in the mayority of the cases the diagnosis of PCNSL,
some imaging atypical findings on conventional neuroimagingmay be present andhinder diagnostic guidance.Therefore,
histiology will always be the definitive diagnosis by surgical biopsy. It has been suggested that the administration ofsteroids prior to MRI may alter the enhancement and oedema characteristics of PCNSL,
The characterization and differentiation of central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma has important diagnostic,
and prognostic significance. The incidence of lymphoma in the CNS has increased significantly in the last 30 years. Unlike for other brain neoplasms,
such as high-grade gliomas that undergo neurosurgical resection,
stereotactic biopsy is often obtained for histopathological confirmation ofthe diagnosis of PCNSL.
Prior to stereotactic biopsy,
steroidsshould be withheld,...
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