Epidural spinal compression as an initial presentation of Hodgkin lymphoma

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Akwasi Ofori Boah, C. Rory Goodwin, Tatianna Larman, Genevieve M. Crane, Daniel Sciubba

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Abstract

Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) commonly arises in lymph nodes and initial presentation with extranodal disease is rare. We report a patient who presented with progressively worsening back pain, lower extremity weakness and numbness concerning for a myelopathic process of uncertain etiology. MRI revealed an epidural soft tissue mass with cord displacement, for which she underwent resection. Histological analysis of the surgical specimen demonstrated CHL. Further investigation revealed an anterior mediastinal mass, consistent with spread from a more typical location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Sep 30 2015

Keywords

  • Epidural cord compression
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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