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Primary B-cell Lymphoma of the Thoracic Spine: a rare cause of Spinal Cord Compression

Zakaria@Mohamad, Zamzuri and Kow, Ren Yi and Chooi, Leng Low and Chooi, Asmah Hanim and Awang, Mohd Shukrimi (2021) Primary B-cell Lymphoma of the Thoracic Spine: a rare cause of Spinal Cord Compression. Cureus Journal of Medical Science, 13 (7). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2168-8184

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Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma arising from the spine is exceedingly rare. Spinal cord compression can be the first presentation of a patient with primary spinal non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Due to its rarity and vague clinical presentation, the diagnosis can be confused with tuberculosis of the spine, a more common disease in this country. We present a case of primary thoracic spine B-cell lymphoma in a 45-year-old lady who presented with spinal cord compression. This case highlights the importance of obtaining histopathological samples for examination and the treating physician should be vigilant on this rare cause of spinal cord compression. Treatment can be initiated promptly once the diagnosis is established as primary spinal non-Hodgkin lymphoma carries a dire prognosis.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: spinal cord compression, primary b-cell lymphoma, thoracic spine, oncology, spinal tuberculosis
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 09:14
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2021 09:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91022

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