Primary central nervous system lymphoma in immunocompetent individuals: a single center experience

Aki H., Uzunaslan D., Saygin C., Batur S. , Tuzuner N., Kafadar A., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY, cilt.6, sa.6, ss.1068-1075, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1068-1075


Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is defined as the involvement of brain, leptomeninges, eyes or spinal cord by non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The role of various prognostic markers in predicting adverse outcome is debated. Objectives: To investigate the clinical and immunohistochemical findings of immunocompetent PCNSL cases (39 cases) diagnosed at the study center, and evaluate the influence of potential prognostic factors on overall survival (OS) of patients. Methods: Data regarding patient characteristics, neuroimaging, pathological and immunohistochemical features and follow-up were obtained from patient records. The influence of potential prognostic parameters on OS was investigated by log-rank test and Cox regression analysis. Results: Patients who received combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy had a significantly better OS when compared to chemotherapy alone. Other variables included in this study were not associated with a significant survival advantage. Conclusion: In this study, we failed to demonstrate a relationship between different clinicopathological variables and OS of patients. Prospective studies with large patient series are needed to investigate other potential prognostic factors.