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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A: Very good


Abstract & Keywords

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A: Excellent



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A: Very good



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A: Very good


Tools and Methods

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A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

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A: Very good



The case description is adequate. Extranodal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) has intrinsically a poor prognosis. The Discussion puts forth the rationale for taking up the study, effectively describes the relevant literature and enlists the implications of the findings from the present study in that context. The report is well supported with briefly explained figures. In this case, an initial surgical approach was performed for spine stabilization and a tissue biopsy was obtained from the T6 vertebra, which did not demonstrate signs of malignancy. The report aptly Concludes that early differential recognition may improve the recognition of this disorder and prevention of further neurological deterioration.



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A: Very good


Author's knowledge

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A: Very good



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A: Good


Figures & Tables

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A: Very good


Writing style

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A: Very good


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case report and review of the literature presents the case of a 74-year-old adult male with primary spinal lymphoma who presented with back pain. The study holds significance as this is a typical case in which symptomatic presentation has occurred at a late stage of the disease progression. Spinal non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHLs) have been reported in all ages but mainly affect the fifth to seventh decades of life. This case demonstrated the need to consider spinal lymphoma as a differential diagnosis at early stages of presentation and clinical diagnosis.


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Author Info

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

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Sat 26, Mar 2022
Accepted: Mon 18, Apr 2022
Published: Sat 30, Apr 2022
© 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