A case of primary central nervous system lymphoma presenting as a shunt complication

Roberto J. Perez-Roman, Zachary S. Hubbard, G. Damian Brusko, Robert M. Starke

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Abstract

The authors describe an 82-year-old female with a right frontal ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt for long-standing normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) who presented with worsening incontinence and gait instability. She was found to have right lateral ventricle collapse around the shunt catheter and subsequently underwent shunt revision, which failed to improve her symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was obtained on postoperative day two, which demonstrated a ventricular lesion. Endoscopic brain biopsy was performed and a diagnosis of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) was made. The authors believe this is the first published case of PCNSL presenting as a VP shunt complication in a patient with NPH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Brain tumor
  • intraventricular
  • lymphoma
  • oncology
  • primary CNS lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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