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Esophageal involvement by extranodal natural killer T cell lymphoma, nasal type, mimicking Ebstein Barr viral esophagitis in a tonsillar lymphoma patient undergoing chemoradiation therapy.
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PMID:  20887494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Esophageal involvement by extranodal natural killer (NK)/T cell lymphoma, nasal type, is rare. As a result, esophageal symptoms in these patients might at first be thought to originate from a benign condition, such as viral esophagitis. It is important to note, however, that benign conditions may mask esophageal involvement by lymphoma. Until now, there has been no report documenting esophageal involvement by lymphoma mimicking viral esophagitis in an extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma patient undergoing active treatment. Here, we report a case of esophageal involvement by extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type, initially misdiagnosed as Ebstein Barr virus esophagitis. Lymphoma invasion of the esophagus should be considered if esophageal symptoms do not respond to usual medical esophagitis therapy in an extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type, patient undergoing chemoradiation.
Se Ryeon Lee; Eun Kyung Park; Nam Hee Won; Byung Soo Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia-Pacific journal of clinical oncology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1743-7563     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Clin Oncol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2011-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101241430     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Clin Oncol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Combined Modality Therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Epstein-Barr Virus Infections / complications,  pathology*
Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology*,  therapy
Esophagitis / pathology*,  virology
Lymphoma, Extranodal NK-T-Cell / pathology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Tonsillar Neoplasms / pathology,  therapy

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