Three Cases of Lymphoma Mimicking Central Nervous System Demyelinating Disease
Hyung Jun Park, MD, Ha Young Shin, MD, Hyung Seok Lee, MD, Han Soo Yoo, MD, Seung Min Kim, MD
Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is a rare and aggressive brain tumor with
unsatisfactory outcome. However, early diagnosis and treatment can positively affect prognosis.
Primary CNS lymphoma occasionally was indistinguishable from demyelinating diseases, such as
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis or multiple sclerosis. We present three patients who were
misdiagnosed with CNS demyelinating diseases by neuroradiological and pathological studies.
Journal of Multiple Sclerosis 4(1):19-23, 2013