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Familial pancreatic lymphoma.
  1. J A James,
  2. D W Milligan,
  3. G J Morgan,
  4. J Crocker
  1. Department of Haematology, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, UK.


    Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is not commonly a familial condition. This is believed to be the first two cases of primary pancreatic lymphoma within a single family. The two cases, a brother and sister, both presented in their 60s and were diagnosed histologically as having high grade B cell lymphoma affecting the pancreas, an uncommon primary site. Both responded well to treatment with chemotherapy and were in remission at the time of writing. On further investigation it was found that their mother also presented with a malignant lymphoma of cervical nodes 30 years earlier and subsequently died of the disease.

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