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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 616813, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/616813
Case Report

Primary Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of the Scalp and Cranial Vault

1Department of Oncology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai 600116, India
2Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai 600116, India
3Trinity & Co., Saidapet, Chennai 600015, India

Received 18 November 2011; Accepted 20 December 2011

Academic Editor: N. S. Litofsky

Copyright © 2012 Jovita Martin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Primary Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of the cranial scalp and skull vault is a rare disease. We are describing a case of the same in a 50-year-old man. He was presented with a diffuse swelling in the left side scalp since 4 months of duration and progressively enlarging in size. On local Examination of the scalp, there was a diffuse swelling in the left parietal and occipital region of scalp. Imaging showed diffuse infiltration of the skull vault with extracranial soft tissue masses. Further investigations with CT scan chest, abdomen, and pelvis did not reveal any other evidence of systemic lymphoma. Biopsy of one of the scalp masses showed a small to intermediate cell B-cell lymphoma. Other nine previously reported cases of primary skull vault lymphoma were reviewed.