Primary non Hodgkin'ss lymphoma of the vagina

Attilio Guarini, V. Pavone, T. Valentino, A. Rana, G. Di Vagno, E. Maiorano, V. Liso

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Abstract

The genital tract as a primary site of malignant lymphoma in women is extremely rare. This report concerns a 64 year old patient with a primary vaginal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (large cell B lineage according to the REAL classification - centroblastic type according to the Kiel classification - 'G' according Working Formulation) with an unusual clinical presentation - pelvic discomfort accompanied by frequent ureteral-like colic -; Due to gynecological onset symptoms and the rarity of this extranodal primary site misinterpretation of a primary vaginal lymphoma as a benign inflammatory disease or endometriosis may occur. We emphasize the importance of their recognition and also the differential diagnosis of cervical lymphoma from other neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Volume35
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Extranodal
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Vagina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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