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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma during pregnancy--case report.

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First Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Greece.

Abstract

Occurrence of Non Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in pregnancy is very rare. A 24-year-old woman with NHL stage IVB complicating pregnancy is presented. The diagnosis was made by biopsy at 27 weeks. The patient received combination chemotherapy which led to remission of the disease. The baby was delivered by an emergency caesarean section, due to fetal distress at 31 weeks. Unfortunately after a short period of remission a relapse occurred and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed cerebral involvement, indicating a poor prognosis. She died seven months later from disseminated disease.

PMID:
9643412
DOI:
10.1016/s0301-2115(98)00024-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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