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Primary mantle cell lymphoma of the conjunctiva: a case report


Primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas of the conjunctiva are uncommon. They are almost exclusively extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphomas/mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas. In this study, we report an extremely rare case of conjunctival mantle cell lymphoma in a 78-year-old man, presenting as a unilateral epibulbar mass.

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mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue


mantle cell lymphomas


chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small cell lymphoma


extranodal marginal zone lymphoma


follicle center lymphoma


diffuse large B-cell lymphoma


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Aspiotis, M., Gorezis, S., Asproudis, I. et al. Primary mantle cell lymphoma of the conjunctiva: a case report. Virchows Arch 449, 472–475 (2006).

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  • Conjunctiva
  • Lymphoma
  • Mantle cell
  • Cyclin D1