Primary intracerebral Hodgkin lymphoma with recurrence.

Journal Article

Objective

To report a case of primary intracerebral Hodgkin lymphoma with disease recurrence.

Methods

Case report and review of the literature.

Results

A 58-year-old immunocompetent male presented with aphasia. Neuroimaging revealed a left temporal lobe lesion. A craniotomy and resection were performed, and the diagnosis of classical Hodgkin lymphoma was made. Systemic work-up for lymphoma was negative. Postoperatively, the patient was treated with whole brain irradiation. 14 months later, the patient developed an enhancing lesion in his pons and received combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Repeat imaging demonstrated leptomeningeal enhancement and multiple lesions throughout the cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum and brainstem.

Comment

We report what appears to be the first case of a patient with aggressive primary intracerebral Hodgkin lymphoma with disease recurrence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Foo, W-C; Desjardins, A; Cummings, TJ

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 79

PubMed ID

  • 21329616

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21329616

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0722-5091

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5414/npp30075

Language

  • eng