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Ptosis: A Rare Presentation of Hodgkin Lymphoma

Gupta, Vineeta MBBS, MD, DNB; Kumar, Mohan MBBS, MD; Gupta, Sanjeev K. MS, DNB, FRCS

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology:
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e318286cf54
Clinical and Laboratory Observations

Lymphomas predominantly affect the lymph nodes but can present at unusual sites, which are termed as extranodal lymphomas. Involvement of the ocular adnexa is an extremely uncommon occurrence, which is usually seen in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. We report herewith an unusual case of a 5-year-old child with Hodgkin lymphoma and involvement of extraocular muscle leading to ptosis. The child was managed by alternating cycles of cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine and prednisolone and adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine. He had complete response to chemotherapy with resolution of ptosis.

Author Information

Departments of *Pediatrics


Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Vineeta Gupta, MBBS, MD, DNB, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India (e-mail:

Received August 18, 2012

Accepted December 13, 2012

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