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Vol 51, No 4 (2017)
Review article
Submitted: 2017-02-02
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Primary central nervous system lymphoma as a neurosurgical problem

Dariusz Szczepanek, Ewa Wąsik-Szczepanek, Filip Stoma, Bożena Sokołowska, Tomasz Trojanowski
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.04.004
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017;51(4):319-323.

open access

Vol 51, No 4 (2017)
Review article
Submitted: 2017-02-02

Abstract

Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) comprises around 3–5% of primary central nervous system (CNS) tumours and around 1% of all non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common histological type. High effectiveness of chemo- and radiotherapy for PCNSL regrettably does not eliminate significant risks of recurrence for CNS tumours. That results in higher interest in other treatment options, including surgical procedures. PCNSL remains in the scope of interest for many specialists and neurosurgeons seem to play a more important role.

Abstract

Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) comprises around 3–5% of primary central nervous system (CNS) tumours and around 1% of all non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common histological type. High effectiveness of chemo- and radiotherapy for PCNSL regrettably does not eliminate significant risks of recurrence for CNS tumours. That results in higher interest in other treatment options, including surgical procedures. PCNSL remains in the scope of interest for many specialists and neurosurgeons seem to play a more important role.

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Keywords

Primary central nervous system lymphoma, Stereotactic biopsy, Radiosurgery

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Title

Primary central nervous system lymphoma as a neurosurgical problem

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 51, No 4 (2017)

Pages

319-323

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.04.004

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017;51(4):319-323.

Keywords

Primary central nervous system lymphoma
Stereotactic biopsy
Radiosurgery

Authors

Dariusz Szczepanek
Ewa Wąsik-Szczepanek
Filip Stoma
Bożena Sokołowska
Tomasz Trojanowski

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