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Rare presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the thoracolumbar spine in pregnancy with 7 years' survival.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12070655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare, so far unpublished, case of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 26-year-old pregnant woman is presented. As X ray examination and other investigations were avoided during her pregnancy, the discrete signs of spinal cord compression led to sudden severe neurological deterioration after delivery. This necessitated emergency decompression and stabilization of the spine. Acute surgical treatment resulted in complete functional recovery. It was followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which led to disease-free survival 7 years after the surgery. Magnetic resonance imaging is the examination of choice when long-lasting back pain during pregnancy does not resolve with bed rest.
Z Klezl; M Krbec; E Gregora; J Stritesky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2002-03-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0936-8051     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-18     Completed Date:  2002-09-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
U Vojenske nemocnice 1200, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Central Military Hospital of Prague, 169 02 Prague 6, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Disease-Free Survival
Lumbar Vertebrae
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / diagnosis*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*,  surgery
Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Thoracic Vertebrae*

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