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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58-61

Primary spinal intradural extramedullary lymphoma causing cauda equina syndrome

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Hrudayalaya Multispeciality Hospitals, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Achanta Lakshmipathi Neurosurgical Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Neurological Surgery, VHS Medical Centre, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Goutham Cugati
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Hrudayalaya Multispeciality Hospitals, Devanur, Mysore - 570 019, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.116538

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We report a case of lumbar intradural extramedullary lesion in an 11-year-old boy who presented with cauda equina syndrome and acute bladder disturbance. He underwent emergency surgical resection of the lesion, which was proved to be a lymphoma by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. He has improved neurologically and after 1 year, he is leading a normal life with near normal neurological functions. This is the second case of primary spinal intradural extramedullary lymphoma. This is the first such case in the pediatric age group and causing cauda equina syndrome. We describe the characteristics of such tumors along with pathogenesis and management.

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