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Vol 24, No 4 (2019)
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Submitted: 2018-10-30
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Successful treatment of refractory chylous ascites due to follicular lymphoma with very low-dose radiotherapy

Márcio Tavares, Sofia Ramalheira, Sérgio Chacim, Rui Henrique, Ângelo Oliveira, José Mário Mariz
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2019.05.001
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2019;24(4):344-346.

open access

Vol 24, No 4 (2019)
Published online: 2019-07-01
Submitted: 2018-10-30

Abstract

Chylous ascites is an extremely rare complication of lymphoma. Here, we discuss the case of a patient presenting with refractory chylous ascites due to a massive retroperitoneal follicular lymphoma, staged as IVB. The patient was unresponsive to chemoimmunotherapy, which prompted us to consider alternative treatment strategies. Low-dose radiotherapy was initiated and resulted in a marked decrease of the lymphadenopathy and complete regression of the peritoneal fluid. Low-dose radiotherapy represents a well-tolerated, highly effective treatment and should remain an important modality in cases of follicular lymphoma-associated chylous ascites.

Abstract

Chylous ascites is an extremely rare complication of lymphoma. Here, we discuss the case of a patient presenting with refractory chylous ascites due to a massive retroperitoneal follicular lymphoma, staged as IVB. The patient was unresponsive to chemoimmunotherapy, which prompted us to consider alternative treatment strategies. Low-dose radiotherapy was initiated and resulted in a marked decrease of the lymphadenopathy and complete regression of the peritoneal fluid. Low-dose radiotherapy represents a well-tolerated, highly effective treatment and should remain an important modality in cases of follicular lymphoma-associated chylous ascites.

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Keywords

Follicular lymphoma; Chylous ascites; Radiotherapy

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Title

Successful treatment of refractory chylous ascites due to follicular lymphoma with very low-dose radiotherapy

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 24, No 4 (2019)

Pages

344-346

Published online

2019-07-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2019.05.001

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2019;24(4):344-346.

Keywords

Follicular lymphoma
Chylous ascites
Radiotherapy

Authors

Márcio Tavares
Sofia Ramalheira
Sérgio Chacim
Rui Henrique
Ângelo Oliveira
José Mário Mariz

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