In Part 2 of this review article, we discuss the management of primary CNS lymphoma, focusing in particular on systemic therapies and radiation, as well as provide clinicians with a comprehensive overview by covering the key investigations that have brought us to our current state of knowledge, and studies that may guide future interventions.
Rimas V. Lukas, MD
Here, in Part 1, we will provide an overview of the epidemiology of primary CNS lymphoma, followed by a discussion of the diagnostic and staging evaluation. We will also review the current prognostication systems for primary CNS lymphoma.
Metastasis of solid tumors to the cerebrospinal fluid is a serious complication of cancer. Although it can occur with any type of cancer, tumors with a high propensity for CNS involvement (brain metastases) are the most likely to spread to the cerebrospinal fluid.