|Global Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (Volume 6 Issue 1)|
|A Case of Plasmablastic Lymphoma in an Immunocompetent Individual|
P. Satya Dattatreya and Rekha BansalDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15379/2408-9877.2019.06.01.02
Published: February 2019
Introduction: Plasmablastic Lymphoma, a subtype of Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is known to occur in association with HIV infection. We report a case of extraoral plasmablastic lymphoma at an unusual site.
Case presentation: 66 years old male patient was evaluated in view of persistent headache and proptosis. He was found to have a frontal mass lesion extending into the orbit. Pathology and IHC confirmed it to be Plasmablastic Lymphoma. He received treatment with DA-R-EPOCH with bortezomib to which he responded extremely well and remains disease free for more than 12 months.
Conclusion: Despite being an aggressive lymphoma with poor prognosis, our patient responded extremely well to the treatment.
|Plasmablastic lymphoma, Immunocompetent, Extraoral disease, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, B-cell lymphoma.|