CNS lymphoma: steroid response

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Mass lesion adjacent to the fourth ventricle, which is hyperdense on noncontrast imaging with vivid postcontrast enhancement. Adjacent hypodensity likely representing vasogenic oedema. 


One week later

Almost complete resolution of the enhancing periventricular mass.

Case Discussion

This 70 year old man was treated with steroids on the presumptive diagnosis of CNS lymphoma. The mass is strikingly periventricular and hyperdense on precontrast CT.

On images one week later the mass has almost completely disappeared, which is characteristic of lymphoma.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 4929
Published: 5th Nov 2008
Last edited: 9th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.