Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Nonclassic Presentation

Monica Mattes, Amy Steele, Jong Chung, Elysia Alvarez

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Hodgkin lymphoma classically presents as lymphadenopathy with contiguous spread with or without associated B symptoms including night sweats, weight loss, and fever. With timely diagnosis and treatment, this is a potentially curable disease. This report describes a unique case of Hodgkin lymphoma that presented with localized back pain without overt evidence of lymph node involvement. This nonclassic presentation offers a diagnostic challenge that emphasizes the importance of keeping a broad differential in an adolescent or young adult patient with lytic bone lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020


  • adolescent and young adult
  • bone neoplasm
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • immunohistochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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