Primary lymphoblastic B-cell lymphoma of the cranial dura mater: A case report and review of the literature

Sakher Abdullah, Daniel Morgensztern, Manuel F. Rosado, Izidore S. Lossos

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Primary lymphomas of the cranial dura mater are rare. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue extranodal marginal zone lymphomas are the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas that present as primary cranial dura tumors. A 33 year-old male presented with a 3-month history of a growing lump in the right frontal area. Neuroimaging studies demonstrated an extra-axial, broad-based mass with a dural tail in the right frontal bone convexity. Biopsy led to the diagnosis of localized dural precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. The patient was treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, achieving durable disease-free survival. This is the first report of precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma of dura mater. A review of the literature on primary lymphomas of cranial dura mater is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1651-1657
Number of pages7
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005



  • Cranial dura lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoplastic lymphoma
  • Marginal zone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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