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Rituximab for Bone Lymphoma

David G. Savage, MD; and Ronald Staron, MD
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Columbia University; New York, NY 10032 (Savage, Staron)


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Ann Intern Med. 2001;134(12):1156-1157. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-134-12-200106190-00032
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Results of rituximab treatment for osseous non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a 58-year-old woman.top leftlarge arrowheadarrowtop rightarrowarrowheadsbottom leftbottom right

Five months after diagnosis, radiography ( ) showed permeative destruction of the right pubic bone and adjacent ischium ( ) and permeative destruction of the lateral aspect of the left ilium ( ) immediately superior to the left hip joint. When rituximab therapy was started, a computed tomography scan of the pubis ( ) showed nearly total destruction of the right inferior pubic ramus ( ) with an adjacent 4-cm soft tissue mass ( ). Twenty-two months after rituximab therapy, all previous areas of osseous destruction had healed on pelvic radiography ( ). Computed tomography ( ) showed resolution of the soft tissue mass and evidence of osseous healing.

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