Neurolymphomatosis - Rare presentation in non-hodgkin's lymphoma: The role of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography and computerized tomography imaging
Neurolymphomatosis (NLS) is infiltration of lymphoma cells into the peripheral or cranial nervous system and is a rare manifestation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Nerve biopsy is considered as the gold standard for diagnosis but not a preferred choice, and magnetic resonance imaging has lower reported sensitivity. 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG) positron-emission tomography and computerized tomography (PET/CT) has a higher sensitivity for diagnosing and assessing the neurological and nonneurological metabolic tumor volume and response evaluation to therapy. We present the case of a lady, known to have NHL in remission. She presented with a short history of severe pain and weakness of the right lower limb. Baseline and interim 18FDG PET/CT played a crucial role in diagnosing and assessing the extent of NLS and nonneurological disease burden and also in evaluation of response to treatment.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Zaman, M. U.,
Zaman, S. U.
(2020). Neurolymphomatosis - Rare presentation in non-hodgkin's lymphoma: The role of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography and computerized tomography imaging. World Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 19(2), 159-161.
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