Primaiy Splenic Lymphoma: A Case Report
- Kwang-Pyo Jang Ji-Eun Kang Sang-Gon Park Ki-Oh Ko Young-Kuk Cho Chi-Young Park
- 조선대학교 의학연구원
- The Medical Journal of Chosun University
- 제32권 제3호
- 94 - 96 (3 pages)
Although the spleen is a frequent site of involvement in patients with non-Hodgkin s lymphoma, primary splenic lymphoma is a rare disease accounting for less than 1% of all malignant lymphomas. We describe here a 63-years old man presented to our hospital with left upper quardant pain for 2 weeks. A CT scan of the abdomen showed a tumorous mass in the spleen. A benign splenic tumor was suspected and splenectomy was performed. Pathologic examination revealed the final diagnosis of a primary, diffuse large B cell non-Hodgkin^ lymphoma of the spleen. Six courses of cytotoxic chemotherapy according to the R-CHOP were administered on a monthly basis. Clinical examinations following chemo therapy revealed a complete remission.