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Primary Extradural Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Keywords: Primary spinal , Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma , Radiotherapy , Chemotherapy

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A 28 years old male presented to our institute with 3 months history of paraparesis with decreased sensationover left foot and loss of bladder and bowel control .The diagnostic work up revealed an extradural massat spinal level L3 L4.Had laminectomy and the tumour was sub totally resected. Histological examinationrevealed non hodgkin's lymphoma. The patient was worked up for disease anywhere else and was confirmedto have primary extra-dural non-hodgkin's lympoma(PENHL). Patient was treated with corticosteroides,adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The residual tumour completely disappeared and patient isliving normal healthy life and is walking without support after 9 years of follow-up.

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