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A Rare Case of Malignant Lymphoma Occurred at Spinal Epidural Space: A Case Report.

Authors
  • Cho, Hyun-Jun
  • Lee, Jang-Bo
  • Hur, Junseok W
  • Jin, Sung-Won
  • Cho, Tai-Hyoung
  • Park, Jung-Yul
Type
Published Article
Journal
Korean Journal of Spine
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2015
Volume
12
Issue
3
Pages
177–180
Identifiers
DOI: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.177
PMID: 26512278
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The sacral spinal epidural space is an uncommon site for primary malignant lymphomas, presenting with symptoms associated with cauda equina compression. Especially, lumbo-sacral epidural lymphoma has been reported to be very rare. We present a rare case of 29-year-old male with sacral spinal epidural malignant lymphoma. The patient complained of tingling sensation in his buttocks that was radiating to his calf. The neurological examination was normal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast showed a well-defined extradural mass lesion at the mid L5 to mid S2 level. The lesion was iso- to hypointense on T1 and T2 weighted images and showed homogenous enhancement and a focal enhancement in the L5 vertebral body on post-contrast images. The patient underwent a L5-S2 laminectomy and subtotal excision of the lesion. Intra-operatively, the lesion was extradural and not densely adherent to the dura; the lesion was friable, not firm, fleshy, brownish and hypervascular. The histologic diagnosis was grade 2 non-Hodgkin's follicular lymphoma. Even though the primary spinal epidural non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a very rare disease, clinicians should take it into consideration in the differential diagnosis of patients with spinal epidural tumor.

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