Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Rare Presentation in Burkitt Lymphoma

Muhammad Idrees, Haisam Abid, Timothy Korytko



Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a serious neurological condition in which neurological dysfunction affects the lumbar and sacral nerve roots within the vertebral canal. The most common cause is central disc protrusion at L5 - S1 level. Diagnosis usually requires imaging studies including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) myelogram. We present a very rare case of CES due to extensive Burkitt lymphoma involving spinal cord.

J Med Cases. 2019;10(6):168-170


Burkitt lymphoma; Cauda equina syndrome; Magnetic resonance imaging

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