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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1435--1438

Primary Suprasellar Hypothalamic CNS Lymphoma in an Immunocompetent Adult: A Case Report and Review of Literature


Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, 12, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Chandrasekhar E Deopujari
Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, 12, New Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400020, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.304120

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Background: Primary suprasellar central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) of the hypothalamus is a rare entity. Material and Methods: We report a case of a 49-year-old, healthy male presented with features of diabetes insipidus. Imaging features showed a mass in the suprasellar region involving the hypothalamus mainly tuber cinereum and infundibulum. Results: Preoperative fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) showed increased uptake in the mass. Biopsy revealed a diffuse type-B PCNSL. The present case emphasizes the importance of considering the diagnosis of hypothalamic lymphoma and the utility of FDG PET-CT in such situations. Conclusion: To our knowledge, only eight cases of suprasellar hypothalamic PCNSL have been reported in the literature.






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