Eleven patients with primary cerebral lymphoma were treated at a single institution over a 5 year period. Patient characteristics were typical of this rare disease. One patient died prior to receiving treatment and of the remaining 10, all received cranial irradiation and in addition, five received systemic cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine and prednisolone (CHOP) chemotherapy. Of the six patients who are alive and disease‐free, five received the combined modality therapy. The median survival for those patients receiving cranial irradiation alone was 18 months and for the combined modalities was 25+ months. Combination systemic chemotherapy, in addition to cerebral irradiation, may convey a survival benefit in patients with primary cerebral lymphoma but this requires further investigation with multicentre, prospective randomized trials.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1993|
- primary cerebral lymphoma