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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 10(2); 1981 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1981;10(2): 619-624.
A Case of Malignant Lymphoma of the Cerebellum.
Myung Ho Cha, Sung Nam Hwang, Byung Joon Kim, Je G Chi
1Department of Neurosurgery, Eul Ji General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Primary malignant lymphoma of the central nervous system which is characterized by high radiosensitiveness is rarely reported in the literature. We have experienced a case of recurred cerebellar lymphoma whose criginal site was septal area. Though septal tumor disappeared completely after radiation, a large cerebellar tumor was found 2 years thereafter. After decompressive suboccipital craniectomy and partial tumor removal the patient's general condition improved so secondary radiation and chemotherapy were started. In the course of port-op therapy, the patient abruptly deteriorated and succumbed.
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