Recurrent Pancreatitis Secondary to Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
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Pancreatic lymphoma is an extremely rare pancreatic tumor representing less than 0.5% of pancreatic tumors, with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) being the predominant type. Pancreatic involvement by B cell lymphoma has been reported in the literature; however, acute pancreatitis is a very uncommon presentation. Here, we report a case of secondary pancreatic involvement of DLBCL presenting as pancreatitis, which underscores the importance of defining the cause of unexplained recurrent pancreatitis.
Sandra J. Admire BS MT (ASCP), Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist, OUMC Flow Cytometry Laboratory.
Maham Hayat M.D., case report drafting and discussion writing; Taseen A. Syed M.D., case report writing, literature review, and discussion writing; Molly Disbrow M.D., case report writing and finalizing the manuscript; Ngoc Thy Bao Tran M.D., image selection; Zain Asad M.D., literature review; William M. Tierney M.D., critical revision of the article and final approval of the manuscript. All authors reviewed the final manuscript before submission.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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William M. Tierney M.D.
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