Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the lacrimal sac arising from a patient with IgG4-related disease

Hidenori Marunaka, Yorihisa Orita, Tomoyasu Tachibana, Kentaro Miki, Takuma Makino, Tadashi Yoshino, Kazunori Nishizaki, Yasuharu Sato

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A rare case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) possibly induced by IgG4-related disease is described. A 78-year-old woman was presented with a mass of the right lacrimal sac that extended to the inferior nasal meatus through the nasolacrimal duct. Pathological diagnosis was DLBCL with diffuse distribution of IgG4 + cells in the background of this lesion. The chronic inflammatory state of IgG4-related disease could have caused the development of DLBCL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalModern Rheumatology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Feb 15 2016



  • IgG4-related disease
  • Lacrimal sac
  • Submandibular gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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