Rare, late complications in a patient with Hodgkin's disease

Árpád Illés, Lajos Gergely, Zsófia Miltényi, Katalin Keresztes, Sándor Olvasztó, Pál Redl, Katalin Dankó

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We report a unique case of a cured Hodgkin's disease patient who developed several complications decades after mantle and neck radiation therapy. First on the right, then years later on the left side of the neck a pharyngocutaneous fistula developed complicated by rupture of the carotid arteries on both sides necessitating their ligation. The fistula on the right side was successfully closed by plastic surgery, but the one on the left side is still a problem as severe hypoperfusion of the brain limits therapeutic possibilities. We discuss the relationships between the treatment for Hodgkin's disease and subsequent complications as well as treatment of these complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-518
Number of pages10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002


  • Carotid aneurysm
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Late complications
  • Pharyngocutaneous fistula
  • Quality of life
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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    Illés, Á., Gergely, L., Miltényi, Z., Keresztes, K., Olvasztó, S., Redl, P., & Dankó, K. (2002). Rare, late complications in a patient with Hodgkin's disease. Haematologia, 32(4), 509-518.