Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is an exceedingly rare subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with fewer than 10 cases reported in the literature. We present a 64-year-old woman who presented with a pancreatic head mass, causing acute pancreatitis, which was eventually diagnosed as an anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The disease is very responsive to chemotherapy, further highlighting the importance of early recognition and treatment.
1Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University/St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency, Phoenix, AZ
2Department of Gastroenterology, Creighton University/St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Correspondence: Brett Hughes, MD, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, 500 W Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 (Brett.Hughes@dignityhealth.org).
Received April 26, 2019
Accepted August 28, 2019
Online date: October 15, 2019
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