A case of primary spinal intramedullary lymphoma

Bekar A., Cordan T., Evrensel T., Tolunay S.

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, vol.55, no.5, pp.261-264, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0090-3019(01)00405-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-264
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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. (C) 2001 by Elsevier Science Inc.