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Secondary involvement of breast with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a patient with HIV infection - case report
V. Georgountzos1,*, L. Ioannidou-Mouzaka1, T. Soldatos1, D. Apessou2, A. Karatasiou1, M. Tsouroulas3, G. Kontogeorgos2
1 Department of Radiology, G. Gennimatas Athens General Hospital, Athens
2 Department of Pathology, G. Gennimatas Athens General Hospital, Athens
3 Department of Ultrasound Imaging, G. Gennimatas Athens General Hospital, Athens (Greece)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008, 29(2), 196–197;
Published: 10 April 2008
Secondary lymphoma of the breast is a rare entity in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). HIV infection is associated with an increased risk for developing NHL, however lymphomatous involvement of the breast in AIDS patients has rarely been reported. We present the case of a 33-year-old HIV-infected female patient with diffuse NHL who presented with a unilateral breast mass. Histologic examination of the biopsy specimen revealed a highly-malignant diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.