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Gynecol Oncol. 2006 Sep;102(3):590-2. Epub 2006 May 12.

HIV-associated primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of ovary: a case report.

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Department of Pathology, Grant Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai-400008, India. lanjewar@bom7.vsnl.net.in

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Although there have been few case series of primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) of ovary, no patient with AIDS-related primary ovarian lymphoma has been described in the literature.

CASE:

We report a case of human immunodeficiency virus infected female with primary ovarian NHL for which she could not receive standard NHL combination chemotherapy and standard HIV highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and succumbed to death within 7 months after diagnosis.

CONCLUSIONS:

Primary ovarian lymphoma is rare as compared with other ovarian tumors and has similar presentation to other common ovarian malignancies. The patients from developing countries cannot afford standard NHL combination chemotherapy and HAART as these drugs are expensive and are not provided freely to all patients, in state government run public hospitals.

PMID:
16697449
DOI:
10.1016/j.ygyno.2006.03.038
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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