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January 1955

LYMPHOSARCOMA OF THE INTESTINE: Report of a Case in a Ten-Year-Old Child with a Seven-Year Cure

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Pediatric Service of Lebanon Hospital; Attending Pediatrician (Dr. Eisenoff) and Adjunct, Pediatrics (Dr. Klinger).

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(1):54-57. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110070010

LYMPHOSARCOMA of the intestinal tract in children is a rare disease, and rarer still are reports of its cure. The diagnosis is not readily made preoperatively, nor is the clinical picture often characteristic. Systemic spread occurs sooner or later in the neglected patient, and whatever the treatment, whether surgical or radiologic, there is little chance of cure.1 Most authors on this subject believe that a combination of radical surgical extirpation of the involved bowel and mesentery followed by heavy roentgen therapy to abdominal and mediastinal areas offers the optimal chance of survival.2

Because of the rarity of this condition in children and the very low percentage of cures, this case with an apparent seven-year cure following surgical resection and roentgen therapy is presented.

REPORT OF CASE  C. S., a 10-year-old boy, was admitted to the service of one of us (H. M. E.) on April 26, 1947, with

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