Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Japan. We report two cases of DLBCL detected by skin lesion. Case 1 was a 20-year-old woman with the complaint of forehead tumor. Biopsy revealed that the tumor was DLBCL, and she was diagnosed with primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, other (PCLBCL-other). She was treated by chemoradiotherapy and remains recurrence free 9 months later. Case 2 was an 81-year-old man with the complaint of right chest tumor. Biopsy revealed that the tumor was DLBCL. Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) revealed splenic tumor and swollen right axillary lymph nodes. We determined that DLBCL occurred from the right axillary lymph nodes. He was treated by chemotherapy and remains recurrence free 7 months later. Both cases were treated by simple line closure.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Plastic Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2009|
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