FRANCO M. MUGGIA, M.D.; JOHN E. ULTMANN, M.D. F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: Stimulated by the clinical review of Mullins and colleagues on "Malignant Lymphoma of the Spinal Epidural Space" (Ann Intern Med 74:416-423, 1971), we have reviewed our experience with this complication among 147 patients with reticulum cell sarcoma (RCS) seen at the Francis Delafield Hospital between 1952 and 1966. Fourteen patients manifested various degrees of paraparesis, sphincter disturbances, and sensory levels during the course of their disease (Table 1). Epidural disease was documented in ten by myelography or by laminectomy. The most likely diagnosis in one patient (Case 14) was transverse myelitis related to previous mediastinal radiotherapy. Excluding
MUGGIA FM, ULTMANN JE. Reticulum Cell Sarcoma of the Spinal Epidural Space. Ann Intern Med. ;75:477–478. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-3-477_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(3):477-478.
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