Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the cranial vault

Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 1997;9(3):195-6. doi: 10.1016/s0936-6555(97)80082-9.


We present a case of primary B-cell, large-cell, lymphoma of the skull vault in a 50-year-old HIV-positive male, who presented with a history of unilateral headache and a swelling on the scalp. Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the skull is rare, with only ten such cases in adults previously described. We suggest that this is the second reported case in an HIV-positive individual.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • HIV Seropositivity
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, AIDS-Related / diagnosis
  • Lymphoma, AIDS-Related / drug therapy
  • Lymphoma, AIDS-Related / epidemiology*
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / diagnosis
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / drug therapy
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Skull Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Skull Neoplasms / epidemiology*