Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of bones in a patient after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplantation due to Hodgkin's lymphoma

Marcin Pasiarski, Ewelina Grywalska, Stanisław Goźdź, Paweł Steckiewicz
2014 Contemporary Oncology  
Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) is a cancer which is characterised by the presence of Reed-Sternberg (RS) and Hodgkin's cells in the cancerous infiltrations. Dif use large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common lymphoma in adults, and it belongs to a group of lymphomas which are extremely aggressive and require immediate treatment implementation. We present the case of a 25-year-old male patient diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma who underwent megachemotherapy supported by allogeneic transplantation
more » ... eic transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells as the second-line treatment. However, three years after the transplantation, the patient was diagnosed with DLBCL, which was originally found in bones. It is a very rare location of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The rarity of the presence of lymphomas in bones, as well as the diversity of the clinical course of the disease, makes it difficult to establish the rules of treatment.
doi:10.5114/wo.2014.40613 fatcat:fomezk2gn5b3ldyyfqa2gkwmxe