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Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg type and secondary cutaneous involvement by testicular B-cell lymphoma share identical clinicopathological and immunophenotypical features.
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PMID:  21816504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PCDLBCL), leg type can eventually disseminate to extracutaneous sites including testes. In addition, patients with testicular lymphoma can develop specific skin involvement. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe similarities between PCDLBCL, leg type and testicular B-cell lymphoma affecting the skin. METHODS: We report two cases with typical clinicopathological and immunophenotypical features of leg type lymphoma occurring simultaneously with a testicular B-cell lymphoma. We also report an additional case of PCDLBCL, leg type with secondary testicular involvement. RESULTS: All cases presented with typical red tumors exclusively located on the legs. Histologically, all cases showed a diffuse nonepidermotropic infiltrate composed of large blastic cells mainly centroblastic type. Phenotype showed strong positivity for Bcl-2, MUM-1, and FOXP1. Epstein-Barr virus stains and CD30 were negative in the 3 cases. In all cases the testicular infiltration showed the same pathological and phenotypical changes to those observed in the skin. LIMITATIONS: This was a retrospective case series study. CONCLUSION: Skin involvement by testicular B-cell lymphomas and PCDLBCL, leg type are indistinguishable on the basis of pathologic and immunophenotypical features, therefore specific investigation and clinic correlation are needed.
Cristina Muniesa; Ramon M Pujol; M Teresa Estrach; Fernando Gallardo; M Pilar García-Muret; Josefina Climent; Antonio Salar; Octavio Servitje
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6787     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Dermatology, Hospital de Viladecans, Barcelona, Spain.
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