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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a tumor composed of myofibroblasts and a mixed inflammatory infiltrate that rarely undergoes malignant transformation. The authors present the case of a 7-year-old boy with an abdominal mass diagnosed as IMT with malignant transformation. The tumor recurred twice after attempts at resection and was initially(More)
PURPOSE Late development of myocardial dysfunction years following successful treatment of childhood malignancy with anthracyclines is well documented. There have been few studies of late cardiac performance in children in whom serial monitoring during treatment suggested normal cardiac performance, and those studies that do exist rely on the results of(More)
Six children with clinical and hematologic features of juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia (JCML) underwent bone marrow transplantation (BMT) using T cell-depleted marrow from non-HLA-matched related or closely HLA-matched unrelated donors. Patient ages ranged from 1.2 to 5 years. Four patients received cytoreductive chemotherapy prior to BMT(More)
Patients receiving cytotoxic antineoplastic therapy often have treatment-associated stomatitis. A 0.12% chlorhexidine digluconate mouthrinse was evaluated (15 ml, three times a day) in a prospective, double-blind randomized trial as prophylaxis against cytotoxic therapy-induced damage to oral soft tissues. Seventy subjects, forty inpatients receiving(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a clonal neoplastic disorder that results in a spectrum of clinical manifestations. Known to be associated with a variety of malignant diseases, LCH may precede, coincide with, or develop after the diagnosis of cancer. A child with a malignant germ cell tumor of the brain who subsequently experienced LCH is reported.(More)
Systemic findings such as hepatosplenomegaly and typical Gaucher storage cells in a bone marrow aspirate led to the clinical diagnosis of Gaucher's disease in the seven-year old patient described in this report. On the basis of the lack of neurologic involvement the child was classified as having the Type 1, nonneurologic form of Gaucher's disease. After(More)
We report a case of extramedullary relapse of acute myelogenous leukemia twelve years after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Due to the localized nature of the relapse, we were able to eliminate a majority of the tumor burden, utilizing local irradiation. Destined with eventual systemic leukemia relapse, further therapy utilizing donor lymphocytes(More)
Malignancies of childhood include a well-defined spectrum of hematolymphoid, organ specific (adrenal, kidney, liver), soft tissue, bone, and nervous system (central and peripheral) neoplasms with variable biology. Small round cell neoplasms, a subset of childhood malignancies, are histologically similar but differ markedly in their histogenesis, therapy,(More)
Severe congenital protein C (PC) deficiency (SCPCD) is associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), purpura fulminans (PF), and vascular thromboembolic events (TE), often leading to organ failure and death. PC replacement therapy offers a safe, effective treatment for thromboembolic complications of SCPCD and secondary prophylaxis for(More)
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