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Vol. 2, No. 1, 2009
Issue release date: January – April
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Case Rep Oncol 2009;2:36–43
(DOI:10.1159/000205183)
Published: February 2009

Management of Enteropathy-Associated T-Cell Lymphoma: An Algorithmic Approach

Babel N.a · Paragi P.a · Chamberlain R.S.a, b
aDepartment of Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J., and bDepartment of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J., USA

Abstract

Perforation of the small intestine is the most lethal complication following induction chemotherapy for enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL). We report a case of EATL with a near perforated jejunal ulcer, and suggest a novel approach towards its management. Surgical resection followed by aggressive chemotherapy should limit chemotherapy-associated gastrointestinal toxicity, thus allowing patients to receive adequate dose and duration of chemotherapy. The presented case highlights potential benefits of surgical intervention prior to chemotherapy for EATL.

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Ronald Scott Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS
Department of Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039 (USA)
Tel. +1 973 322 5195, Fax +1 973 322 2471, E-Mail rchamberlain@sbhcs.com


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Published online: February 28, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 8
Number of Figures : 1,


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Case Reports in Oncology

Vol. 2, No. 1, Year 2009 (Cover Date: January - February 2009)

Journal Editor: Markman M. (Houston, Tex.)
ISSN: NIL (Print), eISSN: 1662-6575 (Online)

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