A case of conjunctival follicular lymphoma mimicking mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma.

Lamia Abd Al-Kader, Yasuharu Sato, Katsuyoshi Takata, Koh Ichi Ohshima, Yuka Sogabe, Kazuhiro Fujii, Noriko Iwaki, Tadashi Yoshino

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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. [J Clin Exp Hematop 53(1): 49-52, 2013].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical and experimental hematopathology : JCEH
Volume53
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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