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Primary lymphoma of nasolacrimal drainage system: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16137539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary lymphoma of the lacrimal drainage system (LDS) is an extremely rare condition. All of those previously reported have been of B-cell origin, with the exception of 1 case report of a natural killer/T-cell lymphoma in a Japanese woman. We report a 41-year-old Chinese woman who had a primary diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma of left LDS. After 8 cycles of CHOP (cyclophosphamide [Cytoxan], doxorubicin hydrochloride [Adriamycin], vincristine, and prednisone) therapy and further 14 months' follow-up, the patient's conditions were stable without evidence of recurrence. After reviewing associated articles, an interesting finding which, to the best of our knowledge, has never been described before is that all the expired or recurrent cases of primary lymphoma of lacrimal drainage system are of women, including the only 1 case of natural killer/T-cell lymphoma. In our opinion, sex should be considered 1 of the prognostic factors in primary lymphoma of LDS. The relationship between this tumor and hormone response is to be determined.
Authors:
Hong-Wei Gao; Herng-Sheng Lee; Yaoh-Shiang Lin; Lai-Fa Sheu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0196-0709     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2005 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-02     Completed Date:  2006-01-12     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 114, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Cyclophosphamide / therapeutic use
Doxorubicin / therapeutic use
Eye Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Female
Humans
Lymphoma, B-Cell / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nasolacrimal Duct / pathology*
Prednisone / therapeutic use
Vincristine / therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/CHOP protocol; 23214-92-8/Doxorubicin; 50-18-0/Cyclophosphamide; 53-03-2/Prednisone; 57-22-7/Vincristine

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