Aggressive Abdominal Lymphoma

  • Michael J. Miller
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

A 76-year-old man presented with lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The cause was a diffuse non-Burkitt’s lymphoma of the terminal ileum which had perforated. While a resection was performed, disease remained around the right ureter and invaded the small bowel and mesentery. He had lost 20 lbs. Two months after the completion of six courses of cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunomycin (doxorubicin), Oncovin (vincristine) (CHOP), a very large (12×12×6 cm) right lower quadrant subcutaneous mass was biopsied and diffuse non-Burkitt’s lymphoma was diagnosed. The mass grew during treatment with etoposide (VP-16) and prednisone.

Keywords

Fatigue Toxicity Lymphoma Diarrhea Doxorubicin 

References

  1. Taggert DP, McLatchie G, Durie CW (1986) Survival of surgical patients with carcinoma, lymphoma, and carcinoid of the small bowel. Br J Surg 73: 826–828CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologySouthern California Permanente Medical GroupLos AngelesUSA

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