Pilot experience in the treatment of poor-prognosis primary diffuse large-B-cell lymphosarcoma of the bones and soft tissues with a modified program NHL-BFM-90


Aim. To evaluate efficacy of intensive modified program NHL-BFM-90 (mNHL-BFM-90) in adult poor-prognosis patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphosarcoma (DLBCL) of the bones and soft tissues.
Material and methods. The mNHL-BFM-90 program was used in the treatment of 3 male and 2 female patients aged 17-69 years (median 42 years). Four patients had DLBCL of the bones and one patient - DLBCL of the soft tissues. All the patients had tumors more than 10 cm in size. B-symptoms, a high concentration of lactate dehydrogenase (LDG) were registered in 3 patients. One patient had stage IE by Ann-Arbor, two - stage IIE (involvement of regional lymph nodes), two - stage ME (multiple bone lesions). A total of 4-6 blocks of polychemotherapy according to mNHL-BFM-90 program were performed.
Results. Complete remissions were achieved in all the patients. They had no recurrences after 6 to 20 month (median 13 months) follow-up.
Conclusion. Positive results of the program mNHL-BFM-90 in poor-prognosis patients with DLBCL of the bones and tissues necessitate further studies of this therapy.


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