Case report of primary bone lymphoma with disseminated presentation

P. G. Gobbi, A. Crema, C. Montecucco, M. Girino, E. L. Chériè Lignière, A. Coci, A. Fortunato, E. Storti

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Bone involvement occurs in about 5-10% of all types of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) throughout the course of the disease. However, specific skeletal involvement is much less common as the early clinical form of presentation (nearly 1% of all NHL). Such cases are now diagnosed as primary bone lymphoma (PBL) and were referred to as 'reticulum cell sarcoma' until several years ago. As is well-known, PBL affects young males most frequently, generally involves long bones, and has a prognosis varying between a few months and ten years or more. The clinical features of the case described here were interesting because of the uncommon clinical presentation, the complex differential diagnosis required and finally, because of the very poor prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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