Extranodal classical Hodgkin lymphoma involving the spinal cord: case report and review of the literature.

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Date publication

juin 2022


CNS oncology


Membres identifiés du Cancéropôle Est :
Dr CASASNOVAS Olivier, Pr MARTIN Laurent, Dr ROSSI Cédric

Tous les auteurs :
Le Dû K, Alarion N, Rabi H, Casasnovas O, Robert P, Durand A, Burlet B, Tabouret-Viaud C, Ramla S, Martin L, Rossi C


Primary CNS involvement is very rare in Hodgkin lymphoma. Here we present two cases of spinal cord dissemination. Two women of 40 and 65 years of age presented symptoms of spinal cord injury; imaging showed an intramedullary mass in T10 and T2, respectively, without vertebral involvement and upper diaphragmatic lymph nodes. Lymph-node biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of classical Hodgkin lymphoma in both patients. The first patient received four cycles of chemotherapy (escalated BEACOPP and ABVD) with intrathecal therapy, and the second four cycles of doxorubicin, vinblastine, dacarbazine (AVD) and local irradiation after surgery decompression. Complete metabolic response was obtained at the end of treatment. After 5 and 7 years of follow-up respectively, neurological deficits persisted in both.

Mots clés

18F-FDG PET, case report, classical Hodgkin lymphoma, radiotherapy, spinal cord infiltration, surgery


CNS Oncol. 2022 06 13;:CNS88