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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 589-592

Radiation treatment for chemotherapy-resistant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the left thigh

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Karthikeyan Perumal
Department of Radiation Oncology, Apollo Specialty Hospital, 320 Padma Complex, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 035, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.174531

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Extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) arising in soft tissue is rare. This study describes a rare case of chemo-resistant large B-cell NHL of skeletal muscle, characterized by voluminous swelling in the thigh which responded well to radiotherapy. In this patient, recurrent NHL showed refractoriness to various chemotherapy regimens and was treated with radiation therapy repeatedly with excellent local response and no evidence of disease for 18 months. Most of the published literature describes surgery or chemotherapy as treatment for NHL soft tissue. This is the first case report describing the durable response with radiation without in-field recurrence in chemo-resistant large B-cell NHL skeletal muscle.

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