What are the types of lymphoproliferative tumors relative to spinal tumors?

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Andrew A Sama, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Lymphoproliferative tumors include the following:

  • Multiple myeloma and plasmacytoma - Derived from plasma cell dyscrasias, which histologically appear as sheets of plasma cells
  • Lymphoma - Associated with a large infiltrate of lymphoid cells

Chordoma is a tumor of notochordal origin that may be identified by the characteristic physaliferous cells (see the images below)

Spinal tumors. Chordoma histology. Spinal tumors. Chordoma histology.
Spinal tumors. Higher magnification of chordoma hi Spinal tumors. Higher magnification of chordoma histology demonstrates characteristic physaliferous cells.

Ewing sarcoma is a malignant round cell tumor of childhood that is associated with large sheets of homogenous small, round, blue cells.


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