A 41-year-old male presented to our clinic with a 1-month history of left h
emiparesis. He had marked left arm weakness. The diagnostic work-up reveale
d 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. (C) 2001 by Elsevier Science Inc.