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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2019 Jul-Sep;62(3):470-472. doi: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_581_18.

A rare case of primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg type in a patient with chronic lymphedema of the leg.

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1
Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, India.
2
Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasargod, Kerala, India.
3
Mediclu Diagnostics, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

A rare complication of chronic lymphedema is development of cutaneous malignant tumors particularly cutaneous lymphomas. We report a case of primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg type, associated with chronic lymphedema of the lower limbs. A literature review identified 12 additional cases of primary cutaneous lymphomas associated with chronic lymphedema. Chronic lymphatic stasis may cause a local dysfunction of the immune system that predisposes to the induction of neoplasia, cutaneous lymphomas in particular.

KEYWORDS:

Leg type; lymphedema; lymphoma

PMID:
31361244
DOI:
10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_581_18
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