Pineal lymphoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Increasing headaches.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

MRI brain

Modality: MRI

Extensive leptomeningeal enhancement is noted. The pineal gland is bulky and enhances too vividly. 

A lumbar puncture was performed. 

Cytology

MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION:

Smears contain numerous large abnormal cells, showing cleaved nuclear and irregular nuclear contours, with scattered small lymphocytes consistent with recurrent large cell lymphoma. DCBCL CNS.

Case Discussion

This patient had systemic large cell lymphoma, and now developed a CNS relapse. 

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Case Information

rID: 7254
Case created: 23rd Sep 2009
Last edited: 6th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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