Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of lymphoid neoplasms primarily occurring in the skin. Although most cases are represented by primary cutaneous follicle center cell lymphoma, primary cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma and leg-type diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, other diffuse large B-cell lymphomas and B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma may rarely present primarily in the skin. In this setting, the presence of histopathologic and immunohistochemical features of cellular immaturity is exceedingly rare and may represent a diagnostic challenge. We present the first case of a primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma characterized by diminished expression of CD45, expression of TdT and rearrangement of MYC gene. The differential diagnosis mainly included B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, and required the genetic analysis of heavy chain (IGH) gene rearrangements.
- B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma
- diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
- primary cutaneous lymphoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine