Primary diffuse large B cell lymphoma of the breast eight years after the diagnosis of gastric MALT lymphoma: report of first case

Bilici A., Ozguroglu M. , Tuzuner N., Goksel S., Turna H.

ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS, cilt.282, ss.587-590, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 282 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00404-010-1470-9
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.587-590


Primary breast lymphoma (PBL) is an uncommon type of extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), accounting for approximately 1% of all extranodal NHL. Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most frequent histology. Both primary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the breast and its relapse have been documented previously. We report on a 63-year-old woman with primary DLBCL of the breast which was diagnosed 8 years after gastric MALT lymphoma. Following chemotherapy, complete response was obtained. We suggest that for women presenting with a breast mass who received cytotoxic treatment for the other lymphoma, PBL should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the breast mass together with primary breast carcinoma.