Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 627–631

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma of the esophagus in a pediatric patient

Authors

  • Anastasia L. Hryhorczuk
    • Department of RadiologyChildren’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School
  • Marian H. Harris
    • Department of PathologyChildren’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School
  • Sara O. Vargas
    • Department of PathologyChildren’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School
    • Department of RadiologyChildren’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-011-2236-7

Cite this article as:
Hryhorczuk, A.L., Harris, M.H., Vargas, S.O. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2012) 42: 627. doi:10.1007/s00247-011-2236-7

Abstract

We report a 3-year-old boy who initially presented with abdominal pain and was subsequently found to have an esophageal perforation. The child did not respond to conservative management, and subsequent lymphadenopathy led to a lymph node biopsy demonstrating an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Esophageal perforation and thickening is most commonly seen in children with a history of esophageal intervention or foreign body/caustic ingestion. Esophageal involvement in children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) has not, to our knowledge, been reported in the literature. This case illustrates an unusual presentation of pediatric NHL.

Keywords

Non-Hodgkin lymphomaEsophagusPediatricUpper gastrointestinal studyCT

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