Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versão ISSN 1025-0255
CAMPOLLO RODRIGUEZ, Idalmis; SOCARRAS LABORDA, Mauricio e CASTRO SANCHEZ, Patricia Alejandra. Large B-cell skin lymphoma of the legs: a case presentation. AMC [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.6, pp. 1037-1045. ISSN 1025-0255.
Introduction: B-cell primary skin lymphomas are defined as neoplastic proliferation of B-cell originated on the skin. Large B-cell lymphoma of the leg is an aggressive lymphoma with predominance of large B-cell that appear in lower limbs. There are multiple classifications with different varieties. Due to the accessibility of the skin, it is very easy to perform a biopsy and obtain samples of early lesions that are difficult to diagnose. Objective: to report a case of large B-cell skin lymphoma of the leg. Clinical Case: a 72 year-old, white man, came to the hospital complaining of several tumors on the legs that had appeared many months before. He was diagnosed a large B-cell skin lymphoma of the leg. Conclusions: large B-cell skin lymphoma of the leg is an infrequent disease that represents a different clinical and histological subtype of extranodular lymphoma. It is no painful with good recovery and prognosis but its cellular classification and origin is controversial. Diagnosis is based on clinical and histopathologic examination. This disease is treated with combination of chemotherapy and other alternatives such as monoclonal antibodies therapy.
Palavras-chave : LIMPHOMA, B-CELL; LEG; AGED; CASE STUDIES; BIOPSY, NEEDLE.