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Non-AIDS related multiple brain and orbital lymphoma mimicking Meningioma: A Case Report

Eghosa Morgan1,2 , Bourtarbouch Mahjouba2, Heida EI Ouahabi2, Poluyi Edward1, Diawarra Seylan2

1Neurosurgery Division, Department of Surgery, Irrua Specialist Hospital, Nigeria; 2Neurosurgery Division, Hospital des Specialites, Rabat, Morocco.

For correspondence:-  Eghosa Morgan   Email:  morganeghosa@gmail.com   Tel:  +2348035724104

Published: 30 December 2020

Citation: Morgan E, Mahjouba B, Ouahabi HE, Edward P, Seylan D. Non-AIDS related multiple brain and orbital lymphoma mimicking Meningioma: A Case Report. Trop J Med Dent Pract 2020; 1(2):91-94 doi: https://doi.org/10.47227/tjmdp/v1i2.6

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Non-AIDS lymphoma, a type of primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is an uncommon aggressive infiltrative malignant tumour involving several sites in the central nervous system such as the periventricular region and leptomeninges. In this article, the authors presented a 26-year old man with painless progressive right exophthalmos and scalp swelling with no symptoms and signs of intracranial hypertension and hyperthyroidism. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) done revealed isointense masses with homogenous brilliant enhancement on contrast administration resembling a meningioma, with a dura tail – like attachment as seen in meningioma. He had surgery for the right orbital tumour and histopathological diagnosis confirmed our suspicion of lymphoma (B type). Steroid was given in the post-operative period which led to significant regression of the tumours, hence its description as ‘vanishing tumour’. He is presently receiving a methotrexate-based chemotherapy and subsequently planned for radiotherapy.

Keywords: Lymphoma, Orbital, Meningioma

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