CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Asian Journal of Oncology 2022; 08(03): 160-163
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1753497
Case Report

Primary Bilateral Ovarian Lymphoma: A Rare Case Report

Salwa Bano
1   Department of Pathology, HCG Cancer Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Veena Ramaswamy
1   Department of Pathology, HCG Cancer Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Chaitra Chandrashekar
1   Department of Pathology, HCG Cancer Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Primary ovarian lymphomas constitute 0.5% of all ovarian malignancies. We report one such case in a middle-aged woman who presented with a bilateral ovarian tumor. Bilateral oophorectomy with salpingectomy was sent for frozen section analysis that revealed a round cell tumor. Final histopathology showed a mitotically active small round blue cell tumor arranged in diffuse sheets and chords with an evident starry-sky pattern. Extensive immunohistochemistry (IHC) panel was performed. Histopathology along with IHC did not classify the tumor into diffuse-large-B cell-lymphoma or Burkitt lymphoma and a final diagnosis of high-grade B cell lymphoma (HGBL) was made. This case is presented for its rarity and to discuss the challenges on IHC to subclassify a lymphoma as HGBL. Although rare, the possibility of primary ovarian non-Hodgkin lymphoma should be kept in mind when dealing with bilateral ovarian tumors as a timely and accurate diagnosis can save unnecessary surgeries and improve outcome.


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25. Juli 2022

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