Høeg, Rasmus Tetens1; Skau, Anne-Marie3; Nørgaard, Peter4; Hansen, Per Boye1
1 Department of Haematology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Pathology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Department of Pathology, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark4 Department of Anaesthesiology, Nordsjællands Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark
A 91 year-old man was found to have diffuse large cell B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), localized to the stomach. Because of his age, his only treatment was anti-Helicobacter pylori therapy. He achieved a complete remission, and six months after the initial presentation, there were no signs of recurrence. The recommended treatment of DLBCL is chemotherapy followed by involved-field irradiation. However, small prospective trials have shown high rates of complete remission after eradication of H. pylori alone and this treatment is an option in patients of advanced age or with severe co-morbidities.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 39, p. 2425-6