Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the spine


Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma (PHL) occurs very rarely in bone. We report a case of a 63-year-old patient with PHL of the spine and an unusual postoperative complication leading to the development of a perforation of the transverse colon. After right hemicolectomy the patient recovered fully and was further treated with chemo- and radiotherapy. We emphasise the importance of an immunohistochemical analysis to exclude misdiagnosis.

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@article{Becker1998PrimaryNL, title={Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the spine}, author={S. Becker and J{\"{u}rgen W Babisch and R. Venbrocks and Detlef Katenkamp and Susanne Wurdinger}, journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery}, year={1998}, volume={117}, pages={399-401} }