Display options
Share it on

Cancer. 1985 Jul 15;56(2):259-61. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19850715)56:2<259::aid-cncr2820560209>3.0.co;2-1.

Bowel perforation during initial treatment for childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


P A Meyers, V P Potter, N Wollner, P Exelby

PMID: 4005797 DOI: 10.1002/1097-0142(19850715)56:2<259::aid-cncr2820560209>3.0.co;2-1


In the last 5 years we have seen six cases of bowel perforation during initial therapy for childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Perforation occurred only in patients with Stage III or IV disease. It occurred in patients without clinically detectable mural disease of bowel. Children who suffered bowel perforation had a worse outcome than those who did not, but two of the six patients described have gone on to long-term disease-free survival more than 2 years from completion of their treatment.

Cited by


MeSH terms

Publication Types

LinkOut - more resources