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Cutaneous T-Cell/Histiocyte-Rich B-Cell Lymphoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21540569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Background: T-cell/histiocyte-rich large B-cell lymphoma (THRLBCL) primarily presenting on the skin is an extremely rare entity with only sporadic cases reported in the literature. Methods: We here report an extraordinary case of primary cutaneous THRLBCL with self-healing and 24 months of follow-up. Results: The lesion was a dermohypodermal/subcutaneous circumscribed ulcerated nodosity. Histological examination with immunohistochemical, molecular analysis and comparative genomic hybridization were performed. A complete staging was negative for secondary involvement. Conclusion: Our case is remarkable because it is the second well-documented primary cutaneous THRLBCL in which we observed a complete self-regression of skin lesions without recurrences or dissemination of the disease. According to the literature, we highlight that the tumoral microenvironment, in our case, could play a relevant role in stopping lymphoma growth. Furthermore, this case supports the observation that THRLBCL primarily presenting on the skin shows an overall good prognosis.
Authors:
Pamela Vezzoli; Roberta Fiorani; Valentina Girgenti; Daniele Fanoni; Simona Tavecchio; Ylenia Balice; Ruggero Mozzana; Carlo Crosti; Emilio Berti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1421-9832     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203244     Medline TA:  Dermatology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy.
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