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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2008 Feb;7(1):173-4. Epub 2007 Nov 28.

Successful treatment of an aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma associated with acute respiratory insufficiency using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany. Anas.Aboud@med.uni-jena.de

Abstract

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma initially presenting as a solid huge mediastinal mass does not frequently occur. Although nowadays many patients with high-grade (aggressive) malignant lymphoma can be cured using a combination of immuno- and chemotherapy, rapid progression and acute complications caused by the tumor mass itself may necessitate additional invasive treatment. We report a case of successful extracorporeal membrane oxygenation treatment in a 43-year-old woman with acute respiratory insufficiency due to a huge mediastinal non-Hodgkin's tumor.

PMID:
18045830
DOI:
10.1510/icvts.2007.159921
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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