Turkish Neurosurgery 2011 , Vol 21 , Num 4
Primary Sacral Lymphoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Khursheed NAYIL, Rumana MAKHDOOMI, Altaf RAMZAN, Rayees MALIK, Shafiq ALAM, Abrar WANI, Sarbjit CHHIBER
SKIMS, Department of Neurosurgery, Kashmir, India DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN .3001-10.1 AIM: Primary sacral lymphoma is rare. It usually presents in elderly males as low back ache and radiculopathy. Case report: We hereby report a case of primary sacral lymphoma in a 53-year-old male who presented with low back pain. Imaging showed a sacral lesion which on histopathology proved to be a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of B cell lineage.

MATERIAL and METHODS: The case is presented for its rarity and for the reason that it mimicked a primary bone tumor. Its recognition is important because it has an excellent prognosis.

CONCLUSION: Primary sacral epidural lymphoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a sacral mass. Keywords : Sacral tumors, Sacral lymphoma, Epidural lymphoma, Primary B cell lymphoma

Corresponding author : Khursheed Nayl, nkhursh@rediffmail.com