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Ophthalmoplegia with diffuse large B cell lymphoma: vital differential diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18035005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ophthalmoplegia is an unusual finding in diffuse large B cell lymphoma. This report describes the case of a 72-year old male patient who presented with ophthalmoplegia but no gross neurological manifestations and an isolated mass in the left upper thigh. His ophthalmoplegia improved from his first cycle of systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy, his thigh mass effusion spontaneously resolved, and his laboratory tests also showed improvement. The patient remained well, though weak, for several months with no other neurological signs. He subsequently died from clinically diagnosed pulmonary embolism.
S Muzammil; O D Kreze
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of international medical research     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0300-0605     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Int. Med. Res.     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-23     Completed Date:  2008-02-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346411     Medline TA:  J Int Med Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  930-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Haematology, Southend University Hospital, Westcliff-on-Sea, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / complications*
Ophthalmoplegia / etiology*
Pulmonary Embolism

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