Paraplegia by spinal cord compression as the initial manifestation of Hodgkin’s disease: a case report

Paraplegia by spinal cord compression as the initial manifestation of Hodgkin’s disease: a case report

Authors

  • Lorenza Baroni Post-graduate School of Paediatrics University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Sara Fornaciari Post-graduate School of Paediatrics University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Barbara Predieri Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Universiry of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Patrizia Bergonzini Paediatric Unit AOU Policlinico of Modena
  • Azzurra Guerra Paediatric Unit AOU Policlinico of Modena
  • Paolo Paolucci Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Universiry of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Lorenzo Iughetti Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Keywords:

Hodgkin’s disease, spinal cord compression, laminectomy, paraplegia

Abstract

The 90% of Hodgkin’s disease (HD) cases are originated by lymphnodes whereas 10% by extranodal regions as epidural space. Neurologic complications of HD can be classified as directly resulting from the disease or indirectly originated from the disease or from its treatment. Patients very rarely present with spinal cord compression (SCC)  due to epidural HD. Few cases of HD with such presentation have been reported in the literature. Primary spinal extradural HD with no further organ involvement is extremely rare. We report a case of a child with SCC as initial and unique presentation of HD.

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Published

20-08-2014

How to Cite

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Paraplegia by spinal cord compression as the initial manifestation of Hodgkin’s disease: a case report. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2014 Aug. 20 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];85(2):171-4. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/3353

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