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Cirugía paraguaya

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PORTO VARELA, Mauro et al. Linfoma primario no Hodgkin de localización esplénica: Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of splenic localization. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2014, vol.38, n.1, pp.32-34. ISSN 2307-0420.

ABSTRACT The B-cell lymphoma is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, representing approximately one third of cases. Diagnosis can be established by a sufficient biopsy, performed by a skilled hematopathologist and if proven the existence of B-cell immunophenotype. It may appear as a primary process in the lymph nodes or extranodal lymphoma. We report a 60-year-old with left upper quadrant pain, splenomegaly and weight loss of 12 kg. Physical examination was verified, spleen 6 cm from the costal border, no peripheral lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly in the diagnosis of etiology to determine, decide diagnosed splenectomy. It is found by pathology and immunohistochemistry, large cell lymphoma type B cell population centrogerminal type: BCL6 and cd20 - positive neoplastic cells.

Keywords : Lymphoma; B cells; Splenomegaly; Splenectomy.

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