PRIMARY CUTANEOUS ANAPLASTIC LARGE CELL LYMPHOMA


Daar G., Kupeli S. , YALÇIN B., Kesik V., ORHAN D., Buyukpamukcu M.

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, vol.27, no.7, pp.558-563, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/08880018.2010.493575
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.558-563

Abstract

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is characterized by proliferation of anaplastic large CD 30+ T-cell lymphoid cells with abundant cytoplasm. Primary cutaneous ALCL is a rare form of ALCL, usually seen in elderly patients. In this report, the authors present an unusual case of 15-year-old boy with a solitary left ear lobe mass, previously reported as keratoacanthoma which was later histopathologically and immunohistochemically diagnosed as T-cell phenotype, anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-negative primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The patient's response to chemotherapy was good and he is receiving the continuation phases of his chemotherapy.