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01 May 1996

Oesophageal fistula in course of primary malignant non-Hodkin's lymphoma of the oesophagus

Marek Brzosko, Irena Fiederowicz-Fabrycy, Hanna Przepiera-Będzak

Med Sci Monit 1996; 2(3): CS355-358 :: ID: 499882


The authors describe a case of primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the oesophagus. The diagnosis of lymphoma was preceded by histopathologic detection of cervical myositis. In the course of the principal disease the oesophagus becomes perforated which resulfed in oesophageal fistula, with an opening in the skin of the jugular incisure. Cytological examination of oesophageal scrapings showed evideence of lymphoma cells. Due to chemotherapy the fistula as well as oesophageal lesions healed. The authors postulate that in oesophageal fistula diagnosed in the course of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, cytological examination of oesophageal scrapings should be performed and the evidence of lymphoma cells should be taken into consideration token selecting patients for treatment with cutostatic agents.
key words: primary NHL of oesophagus • oesophageal fistula • treatment

Keywords: primary NHL of oesophagus, oesophageal fistula, treatment

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