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Neurosurg Rev. 2005 Jul;28(3):229-33. Epub 2005 Jan 29.

Low-grade primary meningeal lymphoma: case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Neuroscience-Neurosurgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.


Primary meningeal lymphoma is a rare occurrence. We present a case of an immunocompetent patient operated on for a fronto-parietal lesion similar to a meningioma, which the histological examination diagnosed as a mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)-type lymphoma. She received no further post-operative treatment and after 36 months showed no evidence of disease. In a review of the literature, we identified 14 similar cases of MALT lymphoma pre-operatively diagnosed as meningioma. Recognition of this rare meningeal location of a lymphoma involving the central nervous system is useful for a proper diagnosis and adequate treatment.

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