Primary spinal epidural non-Hodgkin's lymphomas in childhood: A review of 6 cases

A. Raco, L. Cervoni, M. Salvati, R. Delfini

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Abstract

We report a retrospective study regarding 6 children with primary epidural non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and analyse the facors influencing prognosis with emphasis on treatment. Four patients were females and 2 males. The neurological condition of patients was assessed pre- and postoperatively according to Shaw's classification for neurological disability. All patients were submitted to surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Histologically, the tumour proved to be a high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in all cases. At follow-up, all patients are alive after a median interval of 52 months (range 24-72 months). This study showed that the outcome of patients depends on the gravity of pre-operative deficits whereas the survival is influenced by the type of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume139
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Extradural spaces
  • Primary lymphoma
  • Spinal cord compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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    Raco, A., Cervoni, L., Salvati, M., & Delfini, R. (1997). Primary spinal epidural non-Hodgkin's lymphomas in childhood: A review of 6 cases. Acta Neurochirurgica, 139(6), 526-528.