Plasma cell granuloma involving the brain and the lung

C. Greiner, C. H. Rickert, F. T. Möllmann, B. Rieger, M. Semik, W. Heindel, H. Wassmann, R. Jooma

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Background. Symptomatic plasma cell granulomas (PCG) of the central nervous system (CNS) are a rare entity, especially in association with an extracranial manifestation. Clinical presentation. A 13 years old boy was operated on for a symptomatic plasma cell granuloma of the lower lobe of the left lung. Four years later, he suffered his first generalized seizure. CT and MRI scans revealed a small hyperdense lesion, which was located in the right frontal lobe, adjacent to the motor strip. Intervention. Stereotactic guided surgery was performed. A plasma cell granuloma was found, which histopathologically resembled the intrapulmonary lesion, which had been removed four years ago. Conclusion. Histological findings, differential diagnosis and specific treatment are reviewed and discussed. Patients with PCG should be radiologically staged. Long term prognosis of PCG is good in cases surgically resectable. Nevertheless, patients require lifelong follow up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1127-1131
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • Brain
  • Extracranial manifestation
  • Plasma cell granuloma


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