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Primary intramedullary histiocytic sarcoma

Intramedullary primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare central nervous system (CNS) malignancy affecting mostly the brain, but it may also involve the leptomeninges, eyes, and spinal cord. A 71-year-old woman presented with back pain and progressive unilateral lower extremity weakness owing to an intramedullary primary histiocytic sarcoma of the spine, a rare PCNSL subtype. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case of an intramedullary PCNSL caused by histiocytic sarcoma

Keywords : Aged,Back Pain,Central Nervous System,diagnosis,etiology,Female,Histiocytic Sarcoma,Humans,Lower Extremity,Lymphoma,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,Neurosurgery,Pain,Paraparesis,pathology,physiopathology,Spinal Cord,Spinal Cord Neoplasms,Spine,surgery,Thoracic Vertebrae,, Intramedullary,Histiocytic,Sarcoma, back specialist harley street

Date of Publication : 2010 Oct

Authors : Toshkezi G;Edalat F;O’Hara C;Delalle I;Chin LS;

Organisation : Department of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Journal of Publication : World Neurosurg

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21492606

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