Mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL), located in the central nervous system (CNS) was first described some twenty years ago. It is a rare lymphoma usually diagnosed in the context of a resistant or recurring illness. We report the case of a patient in whom bilateral exophthalmia and palpebral ptosis were the first manifestations of a MCL with retro-orbital and meningeal infiltration.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2012;3:59–61)