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CHAVECO BAUTISTA, Delfín et al. Mediastinal lymphoma in an infant. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.5, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1029-3019.
The clinical case of a 17-months infant is reported, who was referred to the Southern Children Hospital of Santiago de Cuba, in terminal period, from Palma Soriano Children Hospital, where she was hospitalized during 14 days due to severe pneumonia. Initially it was raised the possibility of a tumor or tuberculous septic process. All the time she made a poor progress until death. Pathological findings confirmed the presence of acute lymphoblastic lymphoma of the mediastinum with lymphomatous infiltration of the pericardial sac, pleurae, lung parenchyma, aorticoabdominal lymph nodes and kidneys.
Keywords : infant; mediastinal lymphoma; pneumonia; acute lymphoblastic lymphoma; childhood mortality; children hospital.