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Abdominal manifestations of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas

Kullendorff, Carl-Magnus LU ; Arnbjörnsson, Einar LU and Wiebe, Thomas LU (1991) In European Journal of Pediatric Surgery 1(1). p.21-23
Abstract
25 children (18 boys and 7 girls) were treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) during 1982-1990. The age at diagnosis was 2-15 years. Five of the 25 children died. Of the 25 children 6 patients had the diagnosis of intraabdominal NHL. The presenting abdominal symptoms for these 6 patients were abdominal pain in 4 cases, nausea 3, abdominal distention 2, icterus 1 and diarrhoea 1. Four of the 6 patients with abdominal NHL underwent laparotomy but the diagnosis was unknown before surgery. The indication for explorative laparotomy was in all cases a tumor of unknown etiology combined with ascites in 2 cases and icterus in 1 case. At surgery there was a tumor localized around the porta hepatitis in 1 case and in the right ovarium in 1 case.... (More)
25 children (18 boys and 7 girls) were treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) during 1982-1990. The age at diagnosis was 2-15 years. Five of the 25 children died. Of the 25 children 6 patients had the diagnosis of intraabdominal NHL. The presenting abdominal symptoms for these 6 patients were abdominal pain in 4 cases, nausea 3, abdominal distention 2, icterus 1 and diarrhoea 1. Four of the 6 patients with abdominal NHL underwent laparotomy but the diagnosis was unknown before surgery. The indication for explorative laparotomy was in all cases a tumor of unknown etiology combined with ascites in 2 cases and icterus in 1 case. At surgery there was a tumor localized around the porta hepatitis in 1 case and in the right ovarium in 1 case. Furthermore, spread infiltrative growth of tumor was found in 3 cases, with infiltration of the peritoneum in 2 of these cases. A specimen for peroperative histological examination was taken and gave the conclusive diagnosis of NHL in 4 of 6 cases. Staging laparotomy, palliative tumor resection and radical surgery are preferably avoided. For proper treatment an adequate biopsy is important. The management of children with NHL is a multidisciplinary approach. (Less)
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  abstract     = {25 children (18 boys and 7 girls) were treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) during 1982-1990. The age at diagnosis was 2-15 years. Five of the 25 children died. Of the 25 children 6 patients had the diagnosis of intraabdominal NHL. The presenting abdominal symptoms for these 6 patients were abdominal pain in 4 cases, nausea 3, abdominal distention 2, icterus 1 and diarrhoea 1. Four of the 6 patients with abdominal NHL underwent laparotomy but the diagnosis was unknown before surgery. The indication for explorative laparotomy was in all cases a tumor of unknown etiology combined with ascites in 2 cases and icterus in 1 case. At surgery there was a tumor localized around the porta hepatitis in 1 case and in the right ovarium in 1 case. Furthermore, spread infiltrative growth of tumor was found in 3 cases, with infiltration of the peritoneum in 2 of these cases. A specimen for peroperative histological examination was taken and gave the conclusive diagnosis of NHL in 4 of 6 cases. Staging laparotomy, palliative tumor resection and radical surgery are preferably avoided. For proper treatment an adequate biopsy is important. The management of children with NHL is a multidisciplinary approach.},
  author       = {Kullendorff, Carl-Magnus and Arnbjörnsson, Einar and Wiebe, Thomas},
  issn         = {1439-359X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {21--23},
  publisher    = {Georg Thieme Verlag},
  series       = {European Journal of Pediatric Surgery},
  title        = {Abdominal manifestations of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {1991},
}