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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2012, Article ID 101506, 3 pages
Case Report

Vertebra Plana with Paraplegia in a Middle-Aged Woman Caused by B-Cell Lymphoma: A Case Report

Department of Orthopaedics, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Received 26 October 2012; Accepted 5 December 2012

Academic Editors: E. R. Ahlmann, M. Gotoh, and M. E. Lovell

Copyright © 2012 Mohd. Zahid et al. 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.


Vertebra plana is a rare presentation of spinal lymphoma. When radiological picture of a patient of paraplegia presents vertebra plana, diagnosis becomes a challenge. In a developing country like India tuberculosis should also be a consideration. Even histology sometimes fails to conclude a diagnosis. Immunohistochemistry is of immense help in clinching a diagnosis.