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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma-associated spinal cord compression

From: Surgical decompression improves recovery from neurological deficit and may provide a survival benefit in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma-associated spinal cord compression: a case-series study

Patient Sex Age (years) Stage Location Initial S/S S/S to Tx (days) PS (ECOG) LDH (IU/l) Extra-nodal involvement >1 site ASIA scale IPI Initial management NR DR
Pre Tx Post Tx
Surgical group ( n = 6)
1 F 75 1 L Back pain 3 1 236 No D E Low DS CR CR
2 M 33 1 T Paraplegia 1 2 381 No A E L-I DS CR CR
3 F 44 4 T Paraplegia 2 2 437 No A E H-I DS CR CR
4 F 22 4 T Urine retention 1 2 310 Yes C E H-I DS CR CR
5 F 40 4 T Low limb weakness 7 2 253 Yes C E High DS CR PR
6 F 58 1 L Low limb weakness 7 1 188 No C E Low DS CR CR
Nonsurgical group ( n = 5)
7 M 63 1 T Back pain 4 2 237 No C D L-I CT PR CR
8 F 53 4 L, S Low limb weakness 16 3 381 Yes B D H-I RT PR CR
9 F 73 4 T, L Urine retention 1 3 1,021 Yes A E High CT CR PR
10 F 54 4 S Low limb weakness 3 2 223 Yes B D H-I CT PR PR
11 M 53 4 T, S Back pain 30 3 304 Yes A B High CT PR PR
  1. M, male; F, female; T, thoracic spine; L, lumbar spine; S, sacral spine; S/S, symptoms and signs; Tx, treatment; PS, performance status; ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase; ASIA, American Spinal Injury Association; IPI, International Prognostic Index; L-I, low-intermediate; H-I, high-intermediate DS, decompression surgery; CT, chemotherapy; RT, radiotherapy; NR, neurological response; CR, complete response; PR, partial response; DR, disease response.