IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 23 / Issue 2 / pii/2002124

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Original Research

A case of B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma involving the uterus

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1 Department of Gynaecology OncoLogy, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen ( United Kingdom)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2002, 23(2), 113–114;
Published: 10 April 2002

A 59-year-old postmenopausal woman presented with vaginal bleeding, lower abdominal pain, severe anaemia, leucocytosis, and an ultrasonographic finding of a large mass arising within the pelvis, most likely ovarian in origin. The patient was taken to the ope­rating theatre with the possible diagnosis of acute haemorrhage into an ovarian cyst. At laparotomy there was a large mass at the posterior uterine wall extending retroperitoneally into the left pelvic side-wall. There was also significant paraaortic lymphadeno­pathy. The tumor was not resectable and biopsies were taken for pathological examination which showed a precursor B cell lympho­blastic lymphoma. Although the existence of lymphomas involving the uterus is well documented, the presentation of the lymphoma in this case was very unusual and this is the first reported case of a confirmed precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma involving the uterus.

B cell lymphoblastic lymphoma
Genital neoplasms
Ovarian cysts
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