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A Primary Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of Appendix

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M Ghasmei 1 , * , S Abedian-Kenari 2

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Department of Pathology, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, a.zghasemi@yahoo.com, Mazandaran, Iran

2 Department of Immunology, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran, Iran

How to Cite: Ghasmei M, Abedian-Kenari S. A Primary Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of Appendix, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 12(5):576-578.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 12 (5); 576-578
Article Type: Case Report
Received: December 10, 2009
Accepted: April 12, 2010

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Abstract

Primary appendiceal lymphomas are exceedingly rare neoplasms mostly ignored until histological examination of appendices. We report a case of primary appendiceal lymphomas in a 22–year-old man. Appendectomy was performed under diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Macroscopically a fleshy intramural mass in middle third portion of appendix was observed. Microscopic examination revealed a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma inducing acute appendicitis. Further medical workups of the patient was unremarkable and the disease was restricted to appendix. After initial simple appendectomy, the patient underwent adjuvant chemotherapy and was healthy after two years. This case emphasized great value of detailed histological examination of all appendices.

Keywords

Appendix Lymphoma Appendicitis

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