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Primary ovarian non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
1 Department of Pathology, St. Savvas Anticancer-Oncologic Hospital, Athens
2 2nd Department of Gynaecology, St. Savvas Anticancer-Oncologic Hospital, Athens
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Amfissa General Hospital, Amfissa (Greece)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(4), 441–442;
Published: 10 August 2011
Background: Primary ovarian non Hodgkin’s lymphoma (PONHL) is a very rare disease. We present a case of PONHL and review the literature. Case: The patient, a 24-year-old nulliparous Greek woman, presented with the complaint of abdominal pain. She underwent left salpingo-oophorectomy, multiple biopsies from the right ovary, total omentectomy, pelvic and paraortic lymphadenectomy, appendectomy and curettage. The histopathology revealed diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of the left ovary. She underwent postoperative chemotherapy. She remains well without evidence of disease, 15 months after initial surgery. Conclusion: The use of chemotherapy is based on the principle that PONHL must be considered a localized manifestation of systemic disease. Patients with PONHL have a similar outcome compared to patients with other NHL.
Ovarian non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma