Malignant systemic mastocytosis

S. M. JANE, R. SUTHERLAND, H. H. SALEM

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Abstract

:Malignant systemic mastocytosis is a rare disorder, a subgroup of the mast cell neoplasms. Its clinical and histological diagnosis is often difficult, especially in patients without cutaneous involvement. We report an unsuspected case who underwent laparotomy complicated by life‐threatening hypotension consistent with vasoactive mediator release from mast cells. The subsequent use of two chemotherapy regimens is detailed and both induced transient reduction in disease bulk. (Aust NZ J Med 1988; 18: 610–612)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-612
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

Keywords

  • Malignant systemic m
  • mast cell neoplasms
  • stocytosis
  • vasoactive mediator.

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