Small bowel perforation caused by Epstein-Barr virus-associated B cell lymphoma in a patient with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

@article{Takahashi2010SmallBP,
  title={Small bowel perforation caused by Epstein-Barr virus-associated B cell lymphoma in a patient with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.},
  author={Tsutomu Takahashi and Riruke Maruyama and Satoko Mishima and Masaya Inoue and Koshi Kawakami and Chie Onishi and Takaaki Miyake and Junko Tanaka and Toru Nabika and Hiroto Ishikura},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental hematopathology : JCEH},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={59-63}
}
On rare occasions, secondary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated B cell lymphoma can develop in a patient with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL). We report a case of a 66-year-old Japanese woman who developed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in her small intestine after chemotherapy for AITL. She was found to have panperitonitis due to perforation of the small intestine. Partial ileectomy specimen showed DLBCL cells infiltrating into the intestinal wall. In situ hybridization for… CONTINUE READING