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February 1980

Cerebral Phlebothrombosis: A Complication of Lymphoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Mental Hygiene, Central Anatomic Laboratory (Dr Azzarelli), and the Departments of Neuropathology (Dr Azzarelli) and Neurosurgery (Dr Itani), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, and the Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University (Dr Catanzaro), Cleveland, Dr Azzarelli is now at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(2):126-127. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500510084022

• A patient with malignant lymphoma died as the result of cerebral phlebothrombosis. The presence of "leukostasis" restricted to the CNS associated with venous necrosis is a possible mechanism leading to venous thrombosis.

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