Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 38, Issue 12, pp 1338–1341 | Cite as

Primary multifocal osseous lymphoma in a child

  • Takashi S. P. Sato
  • Polly J. Ferguson
  • Geetika Khanna
Case Report


We report a case of primary multifocal osseous lymphoma in a 6-year-old girl presenting with multifocal osteolytic lesions without systemic symptoms or identifiable non-osseous primary tumor. The differential diagnoses for such a presentation include histiocytosis X, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, metastatic disease, and primary bone lymphoma. Although non-Hodgkin lymphoma is common in the pediatric population, its presentation as a primary bone tumor, especially with multifocal disease, is extremely rare and is frequently misdiagnosed. We hope that awareness of this entity will help radiologists achieve timely diagnosis and intervention.


Lymphoma Osseous Precursor B-cell Non-Hodgkin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi S. P. Sato
    • 1
  • Polly J. Ferguson
    • 2
  • Geetika Khanna
    • 3
  1. 1.Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington UniversitySt LouisUSA

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