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Cukurova Med J. 2015; 40(Supplement 1): 8-11


A Rare Cause of Diagnostic Delay: Primary Bone Lymphoma

Serhan Küpeli.

Abstract
Primary lymphomas of bone in childhood are not frequently diagnosed. Because of its rarity and little information about the issue, diagnostic delays can ocur in patients who present with complaints related with skeletal system. In this report, a 7-year-old female with bone lymphoma was presented, who initially diagnosed as osteomyelitis and could be diagnosed after 11-month-delay during an investigation of abdominal pain, probably originated from enlarged and conglomerated lymph nodes caused by tumoral infiltration. Clinicians must be aware of symptoms involving skeletal system, such as pain and swelling and malignant neoplasms should be considered in differential diagnosis.

Key words: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, diagnostic delay, bone, childhood



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