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Lymphomatoid Papulosis

Case Report of a Patient Managed with Radiation Therapy and Review of the Literature

Kaufmann, Thomas, M.D; Nisce, Lourdes Z., M.D; Silver, Richard T., M.D.

American Journal of Clinical Oncology: October 1992 - Volume 15 - Issue 5 - p 412–427

Lymphomatoid papulosis is an elusive and very rare skin disorder. It is clinically benign but histologically “atypical,” and about 20% of affected patients go on to develop a lymphoreticular malignancy, usually Hodgkin's disease, or mycosis fungoides. A wide variety of treatments to prevent recurrence and improve local control have been suggested, but the results have been poor. We report on a patient with two nonhealing lymphomatoid papulosis lesions treated successfully with electron beam therapy and describe our technique. The need for close follow-up of all patients with this condition cannot be overemphasized.

From the Department of Radiology (T.K., L.Z.N.), Division of Radiation Oncology, and the Division of Hematology-Oncology (R.T.S.), The New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical Center, New York, New York, U.S.A.

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