Computed tomography of malignant lymphoma involving the skull

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1985 Jul-Aug;9(4):725-7. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198507010-00011.


The CT findings in two patients with the unusual presentation of malignant lymphoma in the skull are described. The dominant CT findings were contrast enhanced large soft tissue masses without calcifications on both sides of the bone with very little or no changes in the bone itself. This characteristic CT appearance may be helpful to differentiate primary lymphoma of the skull from other bone tumors and osteomyelitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Frontal Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*