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Cutaneous Large B Cell Lymphoma Involving the Duodenum and the Bile Duct: a Case Report

  • Lamine Hamzaoui
  • Mouna Medhioub
  • Amal Khsiba
  • Moufida Mahmoudi
  • Talel Badri
  • Mohamed Msaddak Azouz
Case Report
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Introduction

Primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma (PCBCL), leg type, is a rare and aggressive neoplasm [1, 2]. Primary or secondary bile duct obstruction is considered a poor prognostic sign for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma [3]. We present a case of a 63-year-old man, with a BCBCL, leg type, on his back, disseminated to the duodenum and the common bile duct.

Case Report

A 63-year-old male patient presented a huge indolent tumor (60 cm in diameter), with peripheral annular erythematous and pigmented reinforcement on the back next to the left shoulder, evolving for 1 year and ignored by the patient (Fig.  1). A skin biopsy was performed 3 months before admission and histologic examination showed dense diffuse lymphocytic infiltrate of centroblasts and immunoblasts. An immunohistochemical analysis showed positivity of CD20 and Bcl-2 and negativity of the other markers: MUM-1, and Bcl-6, CD30, and Epstein-Barr virus stains including Epstein-Barr encoded RNA. A primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma...

Abbreviations

PCBCL

primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma

EBV

Epstein-Barr virus

EBER

Epstein-Barr encoded RNA

ALP

alkaline phosphatase

GGT

gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase

AST

aspartate amino transferase

ALT

alanine transferase

PT

prothrombin time

CA 19-9

Cancer antigen 19-9

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

MRCP

magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography

CT scan

computed tomography scan

CBD

common bile duct

ERCP

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

R-CHOP

rituximab, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and prednisolone

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Informed Consent

Informed consent was not obtained because the patient died and we have no contact of his relatives (unreachable by phone and other methods).

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lamine Hamzaoui
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mouna Medhioub
    • 1
    • 2
  • Amal Khsiba
    • 1
    • 2
  • Moufida Mahmoudi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Talel Badri
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mohamed Msaddak Azouz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Gastroenterology DepartmentMohamed Tahar Maamouri HospitalNabeulTunisia
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine of TunisTunis El Manar UniversityTunisTunisia
  3. 3.Dermatology DepartmentHabib Thameur HospitalTunisTunisia

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