A case of primary T-cell central nervous system lymphoma (T-PCNSL) relevant to HTLV-I

Ai Uka, Yasuhiro Hamada, Yojiro Akagi, Sei Haga, Tadahisa Shono, Shinji Nagata, Yoshifuku Nakayama

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Abstract

Primary T-cell lymphoma of the central nervous system lymphoma (T-PCNSL) is an extremely rare tumor. A human T-cell lymphoma virus type I (HTLN/-I) associated adult TCL often involves the CNS during its course but disease limited to the CNS is exceptional. We report a case of a 63-year-old male with a highly malignant TCL localized in the bilateral cerebral hemispheres. The patient was HTLV-I positive but no systemic disease was detected after various examinations. We discuss the clinico-pathological features of TCL in the CNS reported in the literature including our case and compare them with those of B-cell lymphomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-973
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Surgery
Volume39
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Uka, A., Hamada, Y., Akagi, Y., Haga, S., Shono, T., Nagata, S., & Nakayama, Y. (2011). A case of primary T-cell central nervous system lymphoma (T-PCNSL) relevant to HTLV-I. Neurological Surgery, 39(10), 969-973.