Intracranial mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma

Sherise D. Ferguson, Wael Musleh, Sandeep Gurbuxani, Stephen F. Shafizadeh, Maciej S. Lesniak*

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Primary central nervous system lymphomas are a rare lymphoid tumor. A small proportion of these lymphomas are low-grade B-cell lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) subgroup. A primary MALT-lymphoma of the dura is very rare, with only a few reports. These low-grade tumors respond favorably to a combination of surgery and post-operative regional external beam radiotherapy. Differentiating these lesions from primary lymphomas or other dural-based lesions is therefore critical to determine clinical management and future prognosis. We report a 29-year-old patient with visual loss and dural-based MALT lymphoma and discuss the pertinent findings as well as the clinical management of patients with this unusual lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)666-669
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2010


  • Chemotherapy
  • MALT lymphoma
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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