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A case of primary spinal intramedullary lymphoma.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Neurology
0090-3019
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
55
Issue
5
Pages
261–264
Identifiers
PMID: 11516461
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 41-year-old male presented to our clinic with a 1-month history of left hemiparesis. He had marked left arm weakness. The diagnostic work-up revealed an intramedullary mass at spinal level C2-4. Laminectomies were performed at C2-3-4 and the tumor was subtotally resected. Histological examination identified the mass as a non-Hodgkin's diffuse B-cell lymphoma. The patient was treated with corticosteroids, chemotherapy, and adjuvant radiotherapy. The residual tumor tissue had completely disappeared by 6 months of follow-up; however, the patient presented with intraventricular metastasis at 11 months postsurgery.

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