KESULITAN DIAGNOSIS DAN TERAPI PADA LIMFOMA PANKREAS DISERTAI SINDROMA KAUDA EQUINA

  • Muhammad Ridwan
  • Tjokorda Gde Dharmayuda

Abstract

Lymphoma, part of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is a rare malignancy in pancreas. Its clinical
presentations and supporting laboratory and imaging results are similar to those of pancreas adenocarcinoma.
Apart from pancreas, extranodal type of non-Hodgkin can involve many other organs including bone marrows,
nervous system, and kidneys. Treatment should be focused on emergency priority and the underlying cause. In
this case report, we have documented a 44 year-old man who initially presented jaundice and abdominal mass
and then diagnosed with pancreas tumor. However, pathology anatomy and histochemistry examinations of
peripancreas tissue biopsy and indicated a non-hodgkin lymphoma of pancreas, in form of diffuse large B cell
lymphoma, intermediate grade. The patient was developing cauda equina syndrome a week after laparotomy.
Discussion among team suggested that both conditions may have the same root: lymphoma. The patient was
then put on CHOP regiments of chemotherapy program and later, also underwent a spinal decompression
procedure. Overall, jaundice, abdominal mass and other related symptoms subsided, and quality of life
improved, although some cauda equina symptoms remained.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Ridwan
Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Syiah Kuala Banda Aceh
Tjokorda Gde Dharmayuda
Bagian/SMF Ilmu Penyakit Dalam, FK Unud/RS Sanglah Denpasar
How to Cite
RIDWAN, Muhammad; DHARMAYUDA, Tjokorda Gde. KESULITAN DIAGNOSIS DAN TERAPI PADA LIMFOMA PANKREAS DISERTAI SINDROMA KAUDA EQUINA. journal of internal medicine, [S.l.], nov. 2012. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/jim/article/view/3849>. Date accessed: 08 dec. 2019.
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Articles

Keywords

pancreas lymphoma, cauda equina syndrome