Lymphoma with vertebral involvement

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


Known case of Hodgkin lymphoma with history of left psoas muscle abscess 2-year ago complain of low back pain

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

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Case Discussion

CT reveals a densely sclerotic destruction of the vertebrae (Ivory vertebrae) associated with an heterogenous infiltrative mass in left psoas muscle and stranding in surrounding fat. There is also small amount of ascites and absence of spleen (splenectomy performed 2-year ago)   

Path proven: Hodgkin disease (mixed cellularity type)

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Case information

rID: 20632
Published: 2nd Dec 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: spine
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