Journal article

Lymphoma, a great imitator in neurology

Wei Zhen Yeh, Subramanian Muthusamy, Penny McKelvie, Steven Collins, Ann French, Robin Filshie, Tom Sutherland, Nicholas Trost, Katrina Reardon

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


The title "great imitator" refers to conditions which can cause varied manifestations and mimic many diseases. Lymphoma is worthy of this title. We describe three cases of lymphoma in which lymphoma mimicked other diseases causing neurological dysfunction, specifically sarcoidosis, vasculitis and infection respectively. Case 1 was a 66-year-old man with subacute progressive diplopia and gait disturbance and investigations revealing a supratentorial para-falcine soft tissue lesion, mid-thoracic cord enhancement and right axillary mass and an elevated serum ACE. Right axillary mass core biopsy was diagnostic of Burkitt lymphoma. Case 2 was a 50-year-old man with several weeks of constitutional..

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