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Primary testicular lymphoma with cardiac involvement in an immunocompetent patient: case report and a concise review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23087799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary testicular lymphoma (PTL) is a rare testicular tumor representing less than 9% of all testicular cancers. PTL usually tends to spread to or relapse at nodal structures or extra-nodal sites such as contralateral testes, central nervous system, skin, lung, pleura, waldeyer's ring and soft tissues. We present a case of PTL with huge left atrial mass, an extremely unusual site of involvement. Early disease usually carries a good prognosis, whereas advanced stage carries an extremely poor prognosis. Herein, we report the complete remission to date in a patient with advanced stage PTL with huge left atrial mass, treated with systemic rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone and intrathecal methotrexate. A brief review of literature focusing on various aspects of management of primary testicular lymphoma and lymphomatous involvement of heart is also discussed.
Authors:
Saurabh Dahiya; Wei B Ooi; Jaya Mallidi; Senthil Sivalingam; Richard Steingart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rare tumors     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2036-3613     ISO Abbreviation:  Rare Tumors     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  2012-10-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526926     Medline TA:  Rare Tumors     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e43     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA, USA.
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