A Case of Conjunctival Follicular Lymphoma Mimicking Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma

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Author(s)

    • AL-KADER Lamia Abd
    • Department of Pathology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • SATO Yasuharu
    • Department of Pathology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • TAKATA Katsuyoshi
    • Department of Pathology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • OHSHIMA Koh-ichi
    • Department of Ophthalmology, National Hospital Organization Okayama Medical Center
    • SOGABE Yuka
    • Department of Ophthalmology, Mitoyo General Hospital
    • IWAKI Noriko
    • Department of Pathology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • YOSHINO Tadashi
    • Department of Pathology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Abstract

Ocular adnexal lymphoma may involve the eyelids, conjunctiva, orbital tissue, or lacrimal structures. The majority are non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphomas of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma type. Follicular lymphomas represent a small percentage of ocular adnexa lymphomas, particularly in Japan. We report a 68-year-old female patient who presented with a salmon pink patch-like lesion of the left conjunctiva, suspected of being (MALT) lymphoma. However, histologic and immunohistologic examinations were consistent with follicular lymphoma. This case demonstrates the importance of considering such rare lymphomas when making a diagnosis of ocular adnexal lymphoid neoplasms. [<I>J Clin Exp Hematop 53(</I><I>1): 49-52,</I> <I>2013</I>]

Journal

  • Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology

    Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology 53(1), 49-52, 2013-06-01

    The Japanese Society for Lymphoreticular Tissue Research

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10031183126
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11556796
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    NOT
  • ISSN
    13464280
  • Data Source
    CJP  J-STAGE 
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