Primary leptomeningeal lymphoma of the lumbar spine

Christian L. Carlson, Robert Hartman, Justin Q. Ly, Douglas P. Beall

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This report describes primary leptomeningeal lymphoma (PLML) of the spine in a 58-year-old female. LML is rare, especially in the immunocompetent, and it is almost always secondary in origin. To our knowledge, there have been very few cases of PLML of the lumbar spine reported in the literature and even fewer reports using recent MR imaging (MRI) technology to aid with diagnosis. MRI is useful in differentiating CNS lesions and may be helpful in the diagnosis of this extremely rare primary lymphoma. PLML is briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-393
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Leptomeningeal neoplasms
  • Lymphoma
  • Meninges
  • MR imaging
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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