IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 21 / Issue 6 / pii/2000246

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Case Report

Primary malignant lymphoma of the ovary: an unusual presentation of a rare disease

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1 Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Maroc
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2000, 21(6), 616–618;
Published: 10 December 2000

Because the outcome of patients with primary ovarian non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is controversial, we present the inci­dental finding of a primary malignant lymphoma of the ovary in a 50-year-old patient. Three and a half years following ablative surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy, the patient is alive and disease free. Ovarian lymphoma is a disease of reportedly poor pro­gnosis. However, many previously reported cases of ovarian lymphoma actually represented ovarian involvement by a more diffuse lymphomatous process. If stringent criteria are used for case selection, true primary ovarian lymphoma is a very rare disease and usually carries a favorable prognosis.

Primary ovarian lymphoma
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