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August 1980

Primary Intracranial Lymphoma of the Dura

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Radiology (Drs Jazy and Shehata), Anatomy (Dr Tew), Medicine (Dr Meyer), and Pathology (Dr Boss), University of Cincinnati; and the Department of Neurosurgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati (Dr Tew).

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(8):528-529. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500570076016

Primary lymphocytic lymphoma of the meninges is a rare lesion. Several cases of lymphoma of spinal meninges have been reported. In 1959, Williams et al1 described one of 118 lymphoma patients with a primary lymphocytic lymphoma of the spinal epidural space. In 1961, Bucy and Jerva2 reported eight cases that they believed could be classified as primary lymphoma of the spinal epidural space. Other authors3-5 have described a number of patients who had similar cases of primary lymphoma confined to the spinal canal.

Only one previous reported case of lymphoma of the intracranial meninges could be found.6 Recently, we have encountered such a lesion arising from the leptomeninges of the brain.

We report this case because of its rare occurrence and the apparent favorable prognosis.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 59-year-old man was admitted to the Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, on July 30, 1978, with

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