How is lymphoblastic lymphoma treated?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: Joseph M Tuscano, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma should be managed at a facility experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of high-grade lymphomas. [7, 2] Patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma and neutropenic fever should be admitted to the hospital.

Begin chemotherapy as soon as possible; combination chemotherapy produces an excellent response for lymphoblastic lymphoma, but relapse is common. [12, 18] Placement of double-lumen central venous catheter may be needed to facilitate the administration of the chemotherapeutic agents. Supportive medications help control nausea, vomiting, tumor lysis syndrome, and infections.


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