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Case Reports in Hematology
Volume 2016, Article ID 7034167, 3 pages
Case Report

Paraneoplastic Syndrome in Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma: A Rare Phenomenon of Paraplegia as an Atypical Presenting Manifestation

Hematology/Oncology Department, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Received 5 January 2016; Revised 15 March 2016; Accepted 28 March 2016

Academic Editor: Marie-Christine Kyrtsonis

Copyright © 2016 Jessica Schering and Vijayalakshmi Donthireddy. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We describe a case presenting complaint of complete lower body paraparesis, which was discovered to have splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL). While paraneoplastic syndromes are more common in tumors, such as small cell lung cancer, very few reports exist on this condition with SMZL. We describe such a rare entity with a clinical course spanning twenty-four months after diagnosis.