Leptomeningeal relapse is a common finding in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but a solid intraspinal mass with cord compression as the sole site of extramedullary relapse is unusual. We report an adult patient with ALL, after 2 years of complete remission, who developed a spinal cord compression due to an intraspinal mass as a first manifestation of extramedullary relapse. Manifestation of first relapse in ALL presenting as an intraspinal mass is rare and may be added to other unusual extramedullary sites of relapse.
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