A Case of Plasmablastic Lymphoma in an Immunocompetent Individual

Authors

  • Bansal Rekha Department of Medical Oncology, Omega Hospitals, Hyderabad
  • Dattatreya P. Satya Department of Medical Oncology, Omega Hospitals, Hyderabad

Keywords:

Plasmablastic lymphoma, Immunocompetent, Extraoral disease, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, B-cell lymphoma

Abstract

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.

Published

2019-01-30

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