Primary extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in adults: clinicopathological and survival characteristics.

@article{Economopoulos1996PrimaryEN,
  title={Primary extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in adults: clinicopathological and survival characteristics.},
  author={Theofanis C. Economopoulos and N Asprou and N. Stathakis and Efstathios S Papageorgiou and J. G. Dervenoulas and K Xanthaki and Sotirios Raptis},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 1-2},
  pages={131-6}
}
Among 318 cases of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) treated in our unit, 145 (45.6%) had primary extranodal NHL (PE-NHL). The stomach was the most common site (42.1%), followed by the PE-NHL of the head and neck region. Histologically aggressive histologies (65.5% intermediate and 20.7% high grade) predominated. 89.6% of the cases were localized (stage IE, 51% and stage II, 38.6%) but 28% had B symptoms. CR was achieved in 82.1% of the cases. 5-years disease free survival and overall survival were… CONTINUE READING
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