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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 5:511

First Online: 08 October 2011Received: 23 May 2011Accepted: 08 October 2011DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-5-511

Cite this article as: van den Akker, M., Zudekov, V., Moser, A. et al. J Med Case Reports 2011 5: 511. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-5-511


IntroductionOsseous involvement of Hodgkin-s lymphoma is uncommon. When osteolytic lesions are seen on imaging it is important to evaluate potential other causes.

Case presentationWe report the case of a 10-year-old Caucasian boy who presented to our facility with a bony lesion of the right clavicle and enlarged cervical lymph nodes. A simultaneous biopsy of the lymph node and of the osteolytic process of his right proximal clavicle was performed and revealed two different kinds of lesions: a mixed cellularity Hodgkin-s lymphoma and an osteochondroma.

ConclusionsSince the latter is a common benign bone tumor, which should not interfere with the staging of the lymphoma, we emphasize the importance of ensuring that all efforts are made to acquire a diagnostic biopsy of all atypical lesions.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1752-1947-5-511 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Machiel van den Akker - Vadiem Zudekov - Asher Moser - Joseph Kapelushnik


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