Cerebral lymphoma presenting as a nonenhancing lesion on computed tomographic/ magnetic resonance scan Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Lymphoma
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • Cerebral lymphoma is usually identified on computed tomographic/magnetic resonance scan as a homogeneously contrast-enhancing periventricular mass lesion. We present 10 patients with cerebral lymphoma who had nonenhancing tumor on computed tomographic (2 patients) or magnetic resonance scan (8 patients) either at the time of diagnosis or recurrence. The absence of enhancement caused diagnostic delay in all patients and suggests that tumor resides behind an intact blood-brain barrier, raising important therapeutic implications in the design of chemotherapeutic regimens.

publication date

  • January 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ana.410330313

PubMed ID

  • 8498814

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 308

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 33

number

  • 3