Mediastinal seminoma in a patient with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.


Journal Article

Shortness of breath developed in an 18-year-old man with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, and he was found to have a large mediastinal mass. The gallium scan was positive, and biopsy indicated a seminoma. After treatment with four cycles of chemotherapy, the mass completely resolved. Despite severe thrombocytopenia, he required only two platelet transfusions during therapy. Although lymphomas make up the vast majority of mediastinal tumors in patients with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a positive gallium scan should not preclude the diagnosis of seminoma or the need for confirmatory tissue diagnosis. This report shows the possibility of uneventful and successful treatment of malignancy in a patient with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome and severe thrombocytopenia.

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Cited Authors

  • Snyder, KM; Rubin, MA; Shulkin, BL; Hutchinson, RJ; Wechsler, DS

Published Date

  • November 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 672 - 676

PubMed ID

  • 12439043

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12439043

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-3678

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1077-4114

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00043426-200211000-00015


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