Lymphoreticular malignancy presenting as fulminant hepatic disease.

@article{Colby1982LymphoreticularMP,
  title={Lymphoreticular malignancy presenting as fulminant hepatic disease.},
  author={Thomas Vail Colby and Douglas R. Labrecque},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1982},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={339-45}
}
Four cases of fulminant hepatic disease caused by lymphoreticular infiltration are described. All 4 patients died within a few weeks and clinical diagnoses included viral hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, and drug hepatitis. A diagnosis of malignancy was made prior to autopsy in only 1 of the 4 patients. Autopsies revealed typical malignant histiocytosis in 3 patients and the fourth had a primitive lymphoreticular malignancy with malignant histiocytosis the favored diagnosis. The extent of the… CONTINUE READING

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