Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
Vol. 19, No. 1, 2007, pp. 34-35
Bioline Code: mm07010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2007, pp. 34-35
© Malawi Medical Journal
A case of late recurrence of Burkitt’s Lymphoma presenting with abdominal masses and haematemesis|
Bong, Chin-Nam; Chen, Solomon C.C; Barr, Alexander David; Yu, Kwongleung; Hsieh, Tsung-Che; Tok, Teck-Siong & Phillips, John A.
In August, 2005, a 10 year old boy was admitted to a district hospital with marked haematemesis and a huge abdominal mass. Initially, he was treated for ruptured oesophageal varices, but in vain. Then he was transferred to Mzuzu Central Hospital. The history revealed a previous clinical diagnosis of Burkitt’s lymphoma (BL) in 2002, without pathological confirmation, when he had bilateral jaw masses and an epigastric mass. He had received four doses of cyclophosphamide (CPM) chemotherapy, 40mg/kg/dose fortnightly and responded partially with shrinkage of abdominal mass. One dose of
intravenous combined chemotherapy of CPM, vincristine (1.5mg/sq.m/dose) and methotrexate (20mg/sq.m/dose) (COM) was then administered before he was lost to follow up.
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