Primary Spinal Epidural Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma: Case Report and Literature Review

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Hematology/Oncology; Medicine; Pathology

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Article, Peer-reviewed

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Primary spinal epidural lymphoma (PSEL) comprises a group of tumors present only in the spinal epidural space with a histopathological picture of lymphoma and negative diagnostic workup for lymphoma at other sites. We present the case of an older male adult with primary spinal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) presenting with spinal cord compression who was treated with surgery followed by high dose methotrexate in combination with RCHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, prednisone, vincristine, and doxorubicin). This case report and review of literature on DLBCL limited to the spine provide a novel chemotherapy regimen and a comprehensive perspective on the optimal management of these patients.

Keywords: dlbcl; non-hodgkin lymphoma; primary spinal epidural lymphoma; primary spinal lymphoma; psel.