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PURPOSE Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid implantation is associated with a granulomatous inflammatory reaction, replaced by fibrosis. Appearance of myofibroblasts is considered a crucial event in fibrosis, and CD68 positive cells and other factors are implied in their activation. Mast cells are a source of these factors and tryptase can induce fibroblast to… (More)
We report a rare clinical presentation of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma with immune thrombocytopenia. Diagnostic biopsy of the abdominal mass was performed after administration of intravenous immunoglobulins, steroids, and platelet transfusion. Concomitant thrombocytopenia complicated the whole diagnosis work up and the initial management of neoplasia.