Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : OD29 - OD30

Subcutaneous Panniculitis-Like T-Cell Lymphoma: A Rare Tumour OD29-OD30

Mohan Varadanayakanahalli Bhojaraja, Pradeep Kumar Reddy Kistampally, Karthik S Udupa, Joseph Thomas, Kanthilatha Pai

Correspondence
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Reddy Kistampally,
Junior Resident, Department of Medical Oncology, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: kpkreddy.kmc@gmail.com

Subcutaneous Panniculitis like T cell Lymphoma (SPTCL) is an uncommon variant and poorly differentiated type of cutaneous T cell lymphoma. Here we describe the case of a 19-year-old female who presented with swelling of left half of the face with no regional lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly which was initially misdiagnosed as a benign cutaneous condition by various practitioners. Histopathological examination revealed diffuse infiltration of subcutaneous plane by small to medium sized atypical lymphocytes. Immunohistochemistry showed CD3, CD8 and F-1 positivity; CD20, CD56, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and TCR-d negativity. Clinical profile, histopathology and immunohistochemical analysis yielded a diagnosis of SPTCL. Thus cases with atypical and nonresolving dermatological lesions should raise a suspicion of SPTCL as diagnosis against other benign conditions.