Author | Edward A. Neuwelt, MD

Articles

Commentary (Neuwelt/Dahlborg): Current Management of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma

January 01, 1995

ByEdward A. Neuwelt, MD|Suellen A. Dahlborg, RN, JD

Dr. DeAngelis has written a succinct and accurate assessment of management of primary central nervous system lymphoma. Non-AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma is a rare, highly malignant primary brain tumor. However, its incidence is increasing, as are AIDS-related tumors of this type. Patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma usually have widespread infiltration throughout the brain, rendering aggressive resection of no benefit. There is a significant incidence of leptomeningeal and ocular involvement (the latter a "sanctuary site," thus posing a particular therapeutic dilemma).