|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|6212437||1268577||2014||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
Background contextPlasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare aggressive variant of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.PurposeWe describe a rare case of an aggressive PBL presenting as acute spinal cord compression requiring thoracic decompression and fusion, in a case of previously undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.Study designA case report.Patient sampleA patient with PBL of the thoracic spine.Outcome measuresPreoperative magnetic resonance imaging, pathologic findings from the operative specimen, and serum HIV testing confirmed the diagnosis.MethodsWe present the case of a 33-year-old Caucasian woman with a 10-day history of thoracic back pain and a 1-day history of sudden-onset bilateral lower limb weakness and paresthesia from below the level of the umbilicus (American Spinal Injury Association [ASIA] Grade C). Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an extradural mass extending from T3 to T6 within the left posterior canal, resulting in significant cord compression. A complete debulking of the tumor mass and an instrumented posterior thoracic fusion was performed.ResultsHistopathologic examination of the specimen revealed tumor cells of PBL, and subsequent HIV testing was positive. She was treated with intravenous and intrathecal chemotherapy to prevent recurrence. Her lower limb neurologic status improved to ASIA Grade D over the subsequent 2 weeks.ConclusionsWe report the case of an aggressive PBL presenting as acute spinal cord compression requiring urgent surgical intervention, on a background of undiagnosed HIV infection.
Journal: The Spine Journal - Volume 14, Issue 7, 1 July 2014, Pages e1-e5