Vertebral B cell lymphoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Complete collapse of the L1 vertebral body, with compression of the conus by soft tissue. The discs on either side are preserved. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a CT guided biopsy. 


Marked crush/stretching artifact is present, but where morphology is preserved, a diffuse large cell morphology is noted, with a high MIB-1 proliferative index.

L1 vertebral mass biopsy showing diffuse sclerotic large B-cell lymphoma.


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Case information

rID: 5554
Published: 4th Feb 2009
Last edited: 21st Sep 2015
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