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World Neurosurg. 2010 Oct-Nov;74(4-5):523-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2010.07.002. Epub 2011 Jan 12.

Primary intramedullary histiocytic sarcoma.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

Intramedullary primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare central nervous system (CNS) malignancy affecting mostly the brain, but it may also involve the leptomeninges, eyes, and spinal cord. A 71-year-old woman presented with back pain and progressive unilateral lower extremity weakness owing to an intramedullary primary histiocytic sarcoma of the spine, a rare PCNSL subtype. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first case of an intramedullary PCNSL caused by histiocytic sarcoma.

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21492606
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10.1016/j.wneu.2010.07.002
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