Primary extradural non-hodgkin's lymphoma
Kapoor, Rakesh; Kumar, Vinay and Sharma, S.C. (2006) Primary extradural non-hodgkin's lymphoma. JK Science, Journal of Medical Education and Research, 8 (1). pp. 45-48. ISSN 0972-1177
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A 28 years old male presented to our institute with 3 months history of paraparesis with decreased sensation over left foot and loss of bladder and bowel control .The diagnostic work up revealed an extradural mass at spinal level L3 L4.Had laminectomy and the tumour was sub totally resected. Histological examination revealed non hodgkin's lymphoma. The patient was worked up for disease anywhere else and was confirmed to have primary extra-dural non-hodgkin's lympoma(PENHL). Patient was treated with corticosteroides, adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The residual tumour completely disappeared and patient is living normal healthy life and is walking without support after 9 years of follow-up.
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