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Iran J Ped Hematol Oncol 2013, 3(2): 83-85 Back to browse issues page
Primary Follicular Lymphoma of the Conjunctiva in a 12 Year-Old Male
MD Sh Taghipour Zahir , MD S A Miratashi, MD M Nazemian, MD S Zand
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Abstract Background Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the second most common adnexal lymphoma of the eye that almost all of them are reported in elderly patients. Primary FL of the eye has been reported in only two children. Pediatric FL appears to be biologically distinct from typical adult FL. In cases without other organ involvement excision alone with close monitoring is a treatment of choiceand the prognosis is excellent. Case presentation A 12 year -old male with a nodular lesion involving the inner can thus of the right eye was admitted to ophthalmology clinic. The lesion was painless and the nodule size gradually increased over a period of 6 months.Excisional biopsy demonstrated follicular lymphoma composed of neoplastic lymphoid cells which arranged in follicular pattern without germinal centers. Neoplastic cells were positive for Bcl2 and CD20. Conclusion Although follicular lymphoma of the conjunctiva is rare in childhood but it could be considered as one of the differential diagnosis in this age group.
Keywords: Lymphoma, Follicular; Conjunctiva
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/06/16
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Taghipour Zahir S, Miratashi S A, Nazemian M, Zand S. Primary Follicular Lymphoma of the Conjunctiva in a 12 Year-Old Male . Iran J Ped Hematol Oncol. 2013; 3 (2) :83-85
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