Central nervous system lymphoma presenting with ataxic hemiparesis: a case report

Hiroyuki Arai, Kuniaki Tomioka, Yoh ichi Nakazato

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An 81-year-old man with central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma presenting with acute, progressive ataxic hemiparesis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging localized the lesion extending from the right internal capsule to the ventrolateral aspect of rostral midbrain tegmentum. A stereotactical biopsy yielded a microscopic diagnosis of medium-sized diffuse B-cell lymphoma. Although the most frequent cause of the syndrome of ataxic hemiparesis is a lacunar type of cerebral infarction, this article emphasizes that CNS lymphoma can produce the syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Ataxic hemiparesis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Malignant lymphoma
  • Stereotactic biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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