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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 326-327  

Primary anaplastic large cell lymphoma of central nervous system-A case report

A Rupani1, C Modi1, S Desai2, J Rege1 
1 Department of Pathology, T. N. Medical College, B. Y. L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

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A Rupani
Department of Pathology, T. N. Medical College, B. Y. L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai
India

Central nervous system (CNS) involvement is extremely rare in anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). Primary ALCL of CNS on radiology is often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis. We report a fatal case of primary ALCL of CNS in a 17 year old male. He came with history of headache and left partial seizures. MRI showed a well- circumscribed lesion in the right fronto-parietal lobe eroding the skull bone. Biopsy showed large pleomorphic cells. Immunohistochemical stains showed positivity for CD30, CD43, EMA and ALK-1. In spite of radiotherapy and steroids, patient expired. Hence a high level of suspicion is essential for early diagnosis and for instituting appropriate treatment.


How to cite this article:
Rupani A, Modi C, Desai S, Rege J. Primary anaplastic large cell lymphoma of central nervous system-A case report.J Postgrad Med 2005;51:326-327


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Rupani A, Modi C, Desai S, Rege J. Primary anaplastic large cell lymphoma of central nervous system-A case report. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2005 [cited 2022 May 27 ];51:326-327
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