Primary non-hodgkin's lymphoma of the vulva: A case report and literature review

Nicolo Clemente, Lara Alessandrini, Maurizio Rupolo, Pietro Bulian, Emilio Lucia, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Francesco Sopracordevole

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to add a new case of primary non-Hodgkin's malignant lymphoma of the vulva to the literature and to review the current literature. We searched the PubMed/MEDLINE databases for previous case reports using the key words "non-Hodgkin's malignant lymphoma of the vulva," "vulvar lymphoma," and "primary vulvar non-Hodgkin's lymphoma." We found 29 cases of primary vulvar non-Hodgkin's malignant lymphoma of the vulva reported until 2015. Among them, only 8 cases of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), classified according to the most recent 2008 WHO classification, were reported. Moreover, only few studies reported the therapeutic management and clinical follow-up of patients affected by this condition. Due to its uncommon presentation, the primary non-Hodgkin's malignant lymphoma of the vulva can be undiagnosed; thus gynecologists, oncologists, and pathologists should be aware of this condition, as a correct diagnosis is essential for an appropriate therapeutic management.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3041
JournalMedicine (United States)
Volume95
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2016

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  • Medicine(all)

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