A Rare Case of Primary B Cell Lymphoma of the Spine

A Rare Case of Primary B Cell Lymphoma of the Spine

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Samantha Strickland
Dr. Gray’s Hospital, NHS Grampian, Elgin, UK

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Spinal non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas are rare and often present late when the disease is in an advanced stage. We describe a case of primary B cell lymphoma diagnosed in a 74-year-old male, who presented with worsening back pain and unilateral leg weakness. Radiological imaging identified an abnormality within the T6 vertebral body, but analysis of initial vertebral body biopsies showed no clear evidence of malignancy. The diagnosis of high-grade B-cell lymphoma was only made following repeated bone biopsies and subsequent histopathological analysis. The patient’s care has since been transferred to Haematology and is currently undergoing intensive chemotherapy.

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Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Sat 26, Mar 2022
Accepted: Mon 18, Apr 2022
Published: Sat 30, Apr 2022
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© 2021 Samantha Strickland. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2022.04.01