Classic Hodgkin lymphoma involving the endometrium: an extremely rare finding associated with refractory/widespread disease
Classic Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) involving the endometrium is extremely rare as lymphoma involving the female genital tract is uncommon in general and those that do are most commonly non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Here, we present a patient with refractory classic HL where PET scan imaging results led to an endometrial biopsy that confirmed uterine involvement of her disease.
KeywordsClassic Hodgkin lymphoma Endometrium
A 56-year-old female, who had been diagnosed with classic Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) in a right inguinal lymph node biopsy approximately 2 years earlier, did not respond effectively to conventional treatment. She began a study medication with the intent to proceed to stem cell transplantation. An endometrial biopsy was performed to evaluate for possible uterine involvement by HL based on PET scan imaging results.
Endometrial involvement by classic HL is exceptionally rare and appears to occur as part of widespread disease rather than as the primary site of the tumor .
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.