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ISRN Hematology
Volume 2011, Article ID 945212, 5 pages
Case Report

Clinical Challenges of Primary Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of the Dura: Case Report and Literature Review

1Department of Hematology and Oncology, Staten Island University Hospital, 256-C Mason Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, NY 10305, USA

Received 15 December 2010; Accepted 17 January 2011

Academic Editor: A. Chiang

Copyright © 2011 Rabih Said 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.


Primary dural lymphoma is a rare disease with more indolent clinical behavior compared to primary central nervous system lymphoma. The majority of the reported cases were indolent marginal zone lymphoma subtype with more predilections to the spine. Herein, we are presenting a case of intracranial, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the dura that was diagnosed and treated at our institution. We are presenting the challenges in the treatment based on a review of the literature.