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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.43 no.2 São Paulo June 1985 

Comprometimento medular por linfoma tipo Burkitt: relato de um caso


Spinal cord involvement by lymphoma of Burkitts type: a case report



Murillo Côrtes DrummondI; Sueli Alves de AndradeII; Manoel de Almeida Moreira FilhoII; Vera Regina Lobo MagalhãesIII

IDocente de Neurocirurgia da UFRJ e da UERJ
IINeurocirurgião do Hospital Naval Marcílio Dias
IIIPatologista. Hospital Naval Marcílio Dias




Registro de caso de linfoma tipo Burkitt com comprometimento intrarraqueano em criança de três anos de idade. Considerações sobre esse tipo de tumor são feitas em função do caso observado e de dados da literatura.


Case report of Burkitt's type lymphoma with involvement of the spinal cord in a three years-old child. An epidural tumoral mass (T11-L1) was removed surgically (Fig. 2), and clinical conditions improved for a short period of time (1 and 1/2 months) after which symptoms reappeared. At this occasion a computorized tomography showed a tumoral mass occupying the spinal canal with high density at the L2 level. The patient died 6 months after the beginning of the disease. General considerations are made on Burkitt's lymphoma.



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