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Primary malignant lymphoma of the saphenous vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11802150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We herein present a case of primary malignant lymphoma of the saphenous vein. A 72-year-old man suffered from tumor and pain of the anteromedial aspect of the left upper thigh. Local thigh ultrasound scanning and computed tomography revealed a mass within the superior third of the internal saphenous vein. The patient underwent surgical exploration and removal of the saphenous vein between the groin and the upper third of the leg. The resected vessel was surrounded and infiltrated by a whitish, rubbery tissue all along its course. The histologic findings were consistent with high-grade, diffuse, large-cell lymphoma of peripheral B lymphocyte origin, primarily arising in the saphenous vein. Antiactin monoclonal antibodies depicted the venous vascular wall infiltrated by tumor cells, confirming the lymphomatous localization within the saphenous vein. The patient is now alive and free of tumor 10 months after the operation.
Francesco Rulli; Anna Neri; Giulio Bigotti; Raffaele Tartaglione; Giampiero Ausili Cefaro; Attilio Maria Farinon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-21     Completed Date:  2002-03-07     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  168-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Tor Vergata University of Rome, c/o Complesso Integrato Columbus, via Muscati 1, 00168 Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Hematologic Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Lymphoma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Saphenous Vein / radiography*,  surgery,  ultrasonography*

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