Primary sciatic nerve lymphoma: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Descamps2006PrimarySN,
  title={Primary sciatic nerve lymphoma: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Marjanne J L Descamps and Laurie Barrett and Mike Groves and Lynny Yung and Rolfe Birch and Nicholas M F Murray and David Christopher Linch and Michael Paul Lunn and Mary M Reilly},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 9},
  pages={1087-9}
}
A patient with primary B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the sciatic nerve is described. He presented with neuropathic symptoms in the left leg, initially diagnosed as tarsal tunnel syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) identified the abnormality in the sciatic nerve. A fascicular biopsy of the sciatic nerve showed a diffuse large B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The patient was treated with chemotherapy and rituximab (anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody). Four months later he was in remission, and… CONTINUE READING