Primary lumbo-sacral spinal epidural non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: A case report and review of literature

Rahul Mally, Mayur Sharma, Shadma Khan, Vernon Velho

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We present a case of 24-year-old male presented with low back pain radiating to the left lower limb, tingling numbness and weakness of 6 months duration. Magnetic resonance imaging scan with contrast reveals an extradural mass at lumbosacral region. Patient was operated with laminectomy and complete excision of the lesion was done. Patient's radicular pain relieved following the surgery and weakness also improved. Histopathology was suggestive of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Patient received chemotherapy which was followed by radiotherapy. Primary Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the lumbosacral spinal epidural tissue is an uncommon lesion. Lymphoma involves the central nervous system in 5-11% of cases either at presentation of the disease or during its course. The spinal epidural tissue is involved primarily in 0.1-3.3% of cases with spinal cord compression being the commonest presentation. Excision of the lesion followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy is required to achieve cure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Spine Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Epidural
  • Lumbosacral region
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Spinal


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