Progressive necrotic myelopathy is a syndrome characterized by a spotty necrotic degeneration of the whole spinal cord in both anterior and posterior horns. This syndrome was recorded in a man suffering from a lymphoplasmatocytoid lymphoma. Whilst the usual evolution of this neurological syndrome is inexorably fatal, our case had a better outcome, due to the good response of the neoplasm to therapy. Progressive necrotic myelopathy is an uncommon complication of cancer, but it is probably incorrectly recognized in a number of cases. Two possible pathogenetic hypotheses are suggested: an autoimmune or an infective mechanism.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Internal Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
- Necrotic myelopathy
- Paraneoplastic syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine