A case of primary spinal intramedullary lymphoma

Citation
A. Bekar et al., A case of primary spinal intramedullary lymphoma, SURG NEUROL, 55(5), 2001, pp. 261-264
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurology
Journal title
SURGICAL NEUROLOGY
ISSN journal
0090-3019 → ACNP
Volume
55
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
261 - 264
Database
ISI
SICI code
0090-3019(200105)55:5<261:ACOPSI>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
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.