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Intraventricular treatment of secondary central nervous system lymphoma – Case study and literature overview

Dariusz Szczepanek, Ewa Wąsik-Szczepanek, Agnieszka Szymczyk, Tomasz Gromek, Ewelina Grywalska, Monika Podhorecka, Marek Hus
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2018.01.007
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2018;52(3):410-414.

open access

Vol 52, No 3 (2018)
Case reports
Submitted: 2017-08-24

Abstract

Secondary nervous system lymphoma (SCNSL) is a rare extranodal form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). This applies to a particular form of lymphoma that does not originally derive from the central nervous system (CNS); it can be both an isolated form of relapse or a systemic part of disease progression. Due to poor prognosis and a lack of established algorithms of therapeutic procedures, it is a big challenge for physicians from many specializations. In our study, we present an interesting case of a patient with a relapsed form of SCNSL for whom a unique form of treatment was used – intraventricular administration of rituximab and methotrexate.

Abstract

Secondary nervous system lymphoma (SCNSL) is a rare extranodal form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). This applies to a particular form of lymphoma that does not originally derive from the central nervous system (CNS); it can be both an isolated form of relapse or a systemic part of disease progression. Due to poor prognosis and a lack of established algorithms of therapeutic procedures, it is a big challenge for physicians from many specializations. In our study, we present an interesting case of a patient with a relapsed form of SCNSL for whom a unique form of treatment was used – intraventricular administration of rituximab and methotrexate.

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Keywords

Primary central nervous system lymphomas, Secondary central nervous system lymphomas, Ommaya reservoir, Intraventricular treatment

About this article
Title

Intraventricular treatment of secondary central nervous system lymphoma – Case study and literature overview

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 52, No 3 (2018)

Pages

410-414

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2018.01.007

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2018;52(3):410-414.

Keywords

Primary central nervous system lymphomas
Secondary central nervous system lymphomas
Ommaya reservoir
Intraventricular treatment

Authors

Dariusz Szczepanek
Ewa Wąsik-Szczepanek
Agnieszka Szymczyk
Tomasz Gromek
Ewelina Grywalska
Monika Podhorecka
Marek Hus

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