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ISSN : 1225-0082(Print)
ISSN : 2288-1905(Online)
The Medical Journal of Chosun University Vol.44 No.1 pp.70-73
DOI :

Diagnosis of primary CNS lymphoma presenting with abrupt neuropsychiatric features

IL Han Choo
Department of Neuropsychiatry, School of Medicine, Chosun University/Chosun University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea
Corresponding author IL Han Choo Department of Neuropsychiatry, School of Medicine, Chosun University/Chosun University Hospital, 365 Pilmundaero, Donggu, Gwangju 61453, Korea Tel: +82-62-220-3104 Fax: +82-62-225-3659

Abstract

Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) accounts for 1-5% of all primary brain tumors. Early and accurate diagnosis of PCNSL is crucial for proper management and is more likely if a tumor is observed on imaging. We present the PCNSL case of 77-year-old man who developed abrupt neuropsychiatric features from 5 days ago. This case suggests that clinicians should be alert on the possibility of PCNSL and apply prompt MRI evaluation, when elderly patient with chronic heavy alcohol drinking history present abrupt complex neuropsychiatric symptoms in outpatient clinic.

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