A 73-year-old male had severe lumbago and right inguinal lymphadenopathy. A CT scanning of his abdomen showed marked enlargement of right psoas and erector spinae muscles. The biopsies of the lymph node and the muscles revealed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of follicular mixed type with muscle invasion. THP-COPE therapy was begun. The swelling of the muscles diminished and the lumbago resolved rapidly. It was reported that clinically prominent infiltration of lymphoma in skeletal muscle was rarely and psoas muscle was for the most part. We have to consider that psoas muscle invasion of lymphoma cause hard to cure lumbago.
Inversion of chromosome 16 was found in a 73-year-old female with acute myeloblastic leukemia (FAB:M2). Complete remission was achieved by combined chemotherapy (DNR, Ara-C, 6-MP, Prednisolone), but she relapsed 6 months later without CNS involvement and died of respiratory failure presumably due to cerebrovascular accident during remission reinduction chemotherapy. Biphenotypic surface markers (CD2+ and CD13+) were observed on relapse. Eosinophilia was not observed throughout. Our patient and the other reported case suggest that biphenotypism and the lack of eosinophilia and monocytosis in inv (16) leukemia may be correlated with a poor prognosis.