J. C. REVERTER, M.D.; N. VIÑOLAS, M.D.; E. MONTSERRAT, M.D.; C. ROZMAN, M.D.
To the editor: Recently, a report on late relapses in Hodgkin's disease emphasizing the need for a prolonged, careful, and specialized follow-up has appeared in your journal (1). Usually, patients with Hodgkin's disease have relapses in sites of previous disease, extranodally, or in territories contiguous to previously involved sites (2). We describe the case of a patient with a late relapse of a Hodgkin's disease manifested by an isolated lymphadenopathy in the external mammary lymphatic chain, a finding that has never been reported.
In February 1980 an 18-year-old woman had been diagnosed as having mixed-cellularity-type Hodgkin's disease, stage IVB, involving
J. C. REVERTER, N. VIÑOLAS, E. MONTSERRAT, C. ROZMAN. Hodgkin's Disease in External Mammary Lymph Nodes. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:964. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-6-964_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(6_Part_1):964.
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