Four cases of malignant lymphoma of the central nervous system masquerading as posterior uveitis Junichi Kamizono 1 , Masakazu Matsuhashi 1 , Kazuteru Kigazawa 1 , Hiroko Ozawa 1 , Atsuo Mikata 2 , Kenichi Akiyama 3 1Dept. of Ophthalmol, Keio Universioy Sch of Med 2Dept of Pathol Keio Univ Sch of Med 3Dept of Ophlhalmol Natl Tokyo 2nd Hosp pp.455-460
Published Date 1986/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410209703
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We observed 4 cases of posterior uveitis which later proved to be a manifestation of Type 1 malignant lymphoma of the central nervous system. All the cases were aged 50 years or more. As a common clinical feature, the cases manifested cells in the anterior cham-ber and the vitreous as well as multiple yellowish-white foci in the deeper retinal layers associated with distur-bed retinal pigment epithelium.

We perfommed transscleral biopsy of the choroidal tissue in 3 cases.The definitive pathological diagnosis of malignant lymphoma could be established in all the biopsied cases.

Rinsho Ganka (Jpn J Clin Ophthalmol) 40(5) : 455-460, 1986

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