Xanthomatous pseudotumor of the small intestine following treatment for Burkitt's lymphoma

R. Ashfaq, C. F. Timmons

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-301
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume116
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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