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Intern Med. 1992 Apr;31(4):513-5.

Primary epidural non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in clinical stage IEA presenting with paraplegia and showing complete recovery after combination therapy.

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Second Department of Internal Medicine, Mie University School of Medicine, Tsu, Japan.


A 70-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of paraplegia. A spinal epidural tumor (Th VII-XI) was diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging and resected. Histological examination of the tumor showed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the diffuse large cell type (Lymphoma Study Group classification), with a B cell phenotype. The clinical stage was IEA by the Ann Arbor classification. Radiation therapy of the involved field was performed (total dose: 40 Gy), followed by six courses of modified cyclophosphamide, adriamycine, vincristine, prednisolone (CHOP) therapy. He was discharged walking unaided 10 months later and has shown no evidence of relapse in the 26 months since discharge.

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