Primary Mantle Cell Lymphoma of Testis

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2016,5,2,75-78.
Published:May 2016
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Sadiya .N

Department of Histopathology, SRM Institute of Medical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Primary testicular lymphoma is a rare clinically aggressive form of extranodal lymphoma and is most frequently a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma by histology, but rare subtypes are clinically important accounting for a minority of all lymphoma cases and must be recognized. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) as a primary testicular neoplasm accounts for approximately 9% of all testicular malignant tumors and 1–2% of all NHL. The median age at the time of presentation is 60 years, and the incidence of bilaterality varies from 6% to 38%. We present a case of a unilateral primary testicular mantle cell lymphoma of the testis. This report contributes to the growing understanding of the histologic heterogenicity of lymphomas including those arising in the testis.

Photomicrograph showing mitotically active atypical lymphoid cells with clumped chromatin, prominent nucleoli and scanty cytoplasm

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