Summary of the reported cases of 4th ventricular PCNSL in the literature.
|Author (reference)||Age (yrs)/sex||Presentation||Radiology ||Surgical treatment||CSF cytology||Adjuvant therapy||Survival |
|Werneck et al. ||17/F||Meningitis, diagnosis after mortem||Negative radiology but after mortem small tumor was found with carcinomatous meningitis||N/A||Positive||N/A||Diagnosis after mortem|
|Haegelen et al. ||33/F||Headache, vomiting with cerebellar signs||Tumor filling the 4th ventricle with no HCP||GTR||Negative||Cytarabine and steroids with stem cell transplantation with WBRT||7 months|
|Hill et al. ||69/F||Headache, vomiting||Homogenously enhancing tumor in the caudal fourth ventricle without hydrocephalus||Biopsy||N/A||IV and IT MTX||3 months|
| Current case||50/M||Headache, vomiting with drowsiness||Homogenously enhancing tumor in the caudal fourth ventricle with hydrocephalus||GTR||Negative||Regimen containing IV and IT MTX and radiotherapy||18 months|
|GTR: gross total resection; IV: intravenous; IT: intrathecal; MTX: methotrexate; N/A: not available.|