Natural history of primary precursor B lymphoblastic lymphoma of the ovary: Report of a rare case

Authors


Dr Mehar Chand Sharma, Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India. Email: sharmamehar@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

The involvement of the ovaries in lymphomatous processes is a relatively rare phenomenon. Secondary involvement as a part of systemic disease is common as compared to de novo primary lymphoma. Mostly, primary ovarian lymphomas are diffuse large B cell type, whereas the precursor lymphoblastic lymphomas are extremely rare and only four cases have been reported previously. We herein describe a case of primary precursor B lymphoblastic lymphoma involving both ovaries in a 28-year-old woman which was detected incidentally and spread into the blood after 7 months; consequently she succumbed to the disease.

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