Rapidly Neurological Deficit Preoperative and Surgery-related Complications Occurred Postoperatively Caused by an Epidural Mass of B-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (Case Report)

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a 13-year-old patient with bilateral lower limb paralysis and bladder incontinence rapidly progressive within a week. Spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a giant epidural mass extending from C6 to T6 and involving soft tissue paraspinally. A surgical procedure was performed, and postoperative histopathologic examinations proved that the mass was B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Preoperative symptoms were not relieved because of some complications, which occurred postoperative. Decreased blood platelets caused a serious coagulation function disorder and discontinuity hyperpyrexia postoperatively. The patient had a poor prognosis and died 1 month postoperatively. When B-cell lymphoma has a serious neurological deficit with bone morrow involvement, surgical treatment should be considered cautiously.

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