Neurological Surgery No Shinkei Geka Volume 39, Issue 10 (October 2011)

A Case of Primary T-Cell Central Nervous System Lymphoma (T-PCNSL) Relevant to HTLV-Ⅰ Ai UKA 1 , Yasuhiro HAMADA 1 , Yojiro AKAGI 1 , Sei HAGA 1 , Tadahisa SHONO 1 , Shinji NAGATA 1 , Yoshifuku NAKAYAMA 2 1Department of Neurosurgery,Clinical Reseach Institute,National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center 2Department of Pathology,Clinical Reseach Institute,National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center Keyword: central nervous system , human T-cell lymphoma virus type 1 , malignant lymphoma , T-cell lymphoma pp.969-973
Published Date 2011/10/10
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 Primary T-cell lymphoma of the central nervous system lymphoma (T-PCNSL) is an extremely rare tumor. A human T-cell lymphoma virus typeⅠ(HTLV-Ⅰ) associated adult TCL often involves the CNS during its course but disease limited to the CNS is exceptional. We report a case of a 63-year-old male with a highly malignant TCL localized in the bilateral cerebral hemispheres. The patient was HTLV-Ⅰpositive but no systemic disease was detected after various examinations. We discuss the clinico-pathological features of TCL in the CNS reported in the literature including our case and compare them with those of B-cell lymphomas.

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Neurological Surgery 脳神経外科
39巻10号 (2011年10月)
電子版ISSN 1882-1251 印刷版ISSN 0301-2603 医学書院