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Frontiers of Medicine

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Front. Med.    2009, Vol. 3 Issue (4) : 499-502     DOI: 10.1007/s11684-009-0075-9
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Primary spinal epidural non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presented with spinal cord compression syndrome
Chunquan CAI MD, PhD1,Qingjiang ZHANG BM2,Changhong SHEN MD, PhD3,
1.Department of Neurosurgery, General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300052, China;Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tianjin Children’s Hospital, Tianjin 300074, China; 2.Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tianjin Children’s Hospital, Tianjin 300074, China; 3.Department of Neurosurgery, General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300052, China;
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Abstract  The spinal epidural space is an uncommon presenting site in primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, especially for children. A boy suffered spinal cord compression syndrome caused by primary spinal epidural non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Thoracolumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated an intraspinal mass. An operation was performed with gross total tumor removal. Histological examination revealed a non-Hodgkin’s B-cell lymphoma. Bone marrow aspiration was negative for lymphoma involvement. No other therapies (chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy) were performed according to the parents’ opinion. The patient died approximately one year after the operation due to brain metastases. The clinical course and imaging features were discussed with a review of literatures.
Keywords non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, primary      spinal cord compression syndrome      epidural space      
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