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.
Ronald Scott Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS
Department of Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center94 Old Short Hills Road
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Published online: February 28, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 8
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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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