Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of the dura: A case report

Masahiko Yamada, Kazuho Hirahara, Tetsuzou Tomosugi, Takeshi Ishii, Ayumu Taniguchi, Yousuke Nishimuta, Dan Kawahara, Yuko Sadamura, Kouichi Uetsuhara, Kazunori Sueyoshi, Yukie Tashiro, Tadashi Yoshino, Masayoshi Fujii

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The authors present the case of a 65-year-old woman who initially was diagnosed as having intracranial dural B-cell malignant lymphoma. She survived more than 9 years after surgery and radiation. We re-examined the specimens pathologically. Histological findings confirmed an extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) that showed numerous IgG4-positive plasma cells. MALT lymphomas are already recognized as a distinct clinico-pathological entity. A primary dural MALT lymphoma is very rare and has a favorable clinical outcome, and patients are expected to have an excellent long-term survival with local therapy alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1085
Number of pages7
JournalNeurological Surgery
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • Dural lymphoma
  • Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma
  • IgG4-positive
  • Malt lymphoma
  • Meningioma
  • Radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Yamada, M., Hirahara, K., Tomosugi, T., Ishii, T., Taniguchi, A., Nishimuta, Y., Kawahara, D., Sadamura, Y., Uetsuhara, K., Sueyoshi, K., Tashiro, Y., Yoshino, T., & Fujii, M. (2012). Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of the dura: A case report. Neurological Surgery, 40(12), 1079-1085.