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...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

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.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!