A 9-year-old boy with a large mass in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen was diagnosed as having disseminated Burkitt's lymphoma by pleural fluid aspirate. After 4 months of chemotherapy, he developed acute small- bowel obstruction. A resected ileal segment contained a bright-yellow annular submucosal tumor, histologically a xanthoma, that infiltrated the muscularis propria and serosa. No residual lymphoma was identified. We believe that the small-bowel xanthoma in this child is an unusual, nonneoplastic, treatment- related sequela of lymphoma cell lysis and histiocytic scavenging of lipid- membranous debris.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology