ROBERT W. ARD, M.D.
The common causes of extradural tumors include such well known pathologic entities as meningioma, neurofibroma, osteogenic sarcoma, hemangioma, cystic lesions (idiopathic, dermoid, epidermoid and parasitic), chondroma, osteoma, giant cell tumor, melanoma, lympho-epithelioma, Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, metastatic carcinoma, and abscesses of tuberculous or pyogenic nature. However, close scrutiny of the literature fails to reveal any mention of granulomata, either proved or suspected of being sarcoid, as etiologic possibilities in the differential diagnosis of extradural growths that may produce spinal cord compression with secondary paraplegia. It is the purpose of this paper to report a case in which such an extradural granuloma
ARD RW. PARAPLEGIA CAUSED BY UNUSUAL EXTRADURAL GRANULOMA SIMULATING NEOPLASM: PRESENTATION OF A CASE WITH COMPLETE RECOVERY FOLLOWING SURGICAL REMOVAL1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:808–814. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-4-808
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(4):808-814.
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