Cauda equina lymphoma – a rare presentation of primary central nervous system lymphoma: case report and literature review

Teo, M.K., Mathieson, C., Carruthers, R., Stewart, W. and Alakandy, L. (2012) Cauda equina lymphoma – a rare presentation of primary central nervous system lymphoma: case report and literature review. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 26(6), pp. 868-871. (doi:10.3109/02688697.2012.697225)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02688697.2012.697225

Abstract

The spinal cord is an extremely rare site for primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma (< 1%). Very few cases of primary cauda equina (including conus) lymphoma were previously reported. We report such a case, and with literature review, discuss their clinical features, operative and histopathological findings. Although rare, with an increasing incidence of CNS lymphoma, they should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intradural lesions. Furthermore, with intraoperative smear to establish diagnosis, extensive surgery can be avoided. The controversial role of glucocorticoids in the management of these patients is also discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stewart, Dr William and Carruthers, Dr Ross
Authors: Teo, M.K., Mathieson, C., Carruthers, R., Stewart, W., and Alakandy, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:British Journal of Neurosurgery
ISSN:0268-8697
ISSN (Online):1360-046X
Published Online:01 January 2012

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