Extranodal B-cell lymphoma of the uvea: a case report

Extranodal B-cell lymphoma of the uvea: a case report

Author Coutinho, Anamaria B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Muccioli, Cristona Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Martins, Maria Cristina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Belfort, Rubens Junior Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sant'Anna, Ana Estela Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Burnier Júnior, Miguel Noel Nascente Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
McGill Univ
Abstract Case report: Ocular involvement by non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a rare condition that can result from a primary intraocular lymphoma of the retina or an intraocular manifestation of systemic lymphoma. Uveal involvement is seldom the initial manifestation of extranodal lymphoma. We describe an 80-year-old patient with a blind and painful left eye and a history of recurrent uveitis. After ultrasound evaluation, the eye was enucleated and histopathologic examination revealed a malignant B-cell lymphoma of the uveal tract. The patient has been followed for 8 years after surgery, but she has had no further systemic manifestations of lymphoma and has not required subsequent treatment.Comments: Primary extranodal lymphoma can be easily mistaken for recurrent uveitis or primary intraocular lymphoma of the retina and central nervous system; it is a differential diagnosis to be considered in cases of recurrent uveitis-like symptoms evolving to blind painful eye.
Keywords intraocular lymphoma
uveal lymphoma
extranodal lymphoma
Language English
Date 2005-10-01
Published in Canadian Journal Of Ophthalmology-journal Canadien D Ophtalmologie. Ottawa: Canadian Ophthal Soc, v. 40, n. 5, p. 623-626, 2005.
ISSN 0008-4182 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Canadian Ophthal Soc
Extent 623-626
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0008-4182(05)80058-4
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000233178600013
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/43229

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