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J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009 Sep;31(9):702-4. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181acd82b.

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma of the ovary in a pediatric patient.

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  • 1Department of Paediatrics. Division of Haematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Lymphoma can rarely present as an ovarian tumor in children. We describe the unusual case of a 14-year-old adolescent with a locally disseminated ovarian anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy, and who remains disease free at 2 years after diagnosis.

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