What is the role of surgery in the treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

Updated: Jan 19, 2018
  • Author: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Aggressive debulking has no role in the treatment of PCNSL lesions.

Placement of an Ommaya reservoir sometimes is needed for repetitive instillation of intrathecal chemotherapy in patients with leptomeningeal lymphoma; however, it is not a routine procedure for patients with PCNSL of the brain parenchyma.

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