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Lymphoma: a great imitator in neurology and its many faces

Wei Z Yeh, Subramanian Muthusamy, Penny McKelvie, Steven Collins, Ann French, Robin Filshie, Katrina Reardon

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

IntroductionThe label ‘great imitator’ refers to conditions which can cause varied manifestations and mimic diseases. Lymphoma is worthy of this title. We present three cases.Cases1: 66-year-old-man with progressive vertical diplopia and unsteady gait over four weeks. MRI brain and spine demonstrated a supratentorial para-falcine soft tissue lesion, mid-thoracic cord enhancement and right axillary mass. Serum ACE was elevated. Serum HIV serology was positive. Right axillary mass core biopsy diagnosed Burkitt lymphoma.2: 50-year-old man with a 4-week history of constitutional symptoms on a background of ITP and splenomegaly. During admission he developed urinary retention, bilateral lower lim..

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