Intraspinal plasma cell granuloma, which is a nonneoplastic entity, is extremely rare. To date, only four cases have been documented in the spinal meninges. The authors report the first case of a C7-T1 intramedullary plasma cell granuloma. After excision of the lesion, the patient's gait and bladder dysfunction improved. This plasma cell granuloma initially showed no delineated mass on T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images, low signal intensity on T2-weighted images, and was well enhanced after administration of gadolinium diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid. The latter MR imaging modality should help to detect this tumorous lesion. Histologically, the granuloma needs to be distinguished from lymphoplasmacyte-rich meningioma and plasmacytoma.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of neurosurgery|
|Issue number||2 Suppl|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Sep|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology