A five-year experience with central nervous system lymphoma

Med J Aust. 1986 Mar 17;144(6):299-303. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1986.tb128378.x.


The experience with central nervous system (CNS) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at a 700-bed teaching hospital over five years (1979-1983) is reported. During this period 222 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were seen. Ten new cases (eight patients with secondary and two patients with primary CNS lymphoma) were diagnosed during this period, representing an overall incidence of 4.5%. The clinical, pathological and neuroradiological findings of this group are described with special emphasis on the varied appearances that were found on computer-assisted tomographic scans.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Brain Neoplasms / therapy
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lymphoma / pathology
  • Lymphoma / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*