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

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Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : OD29 - OD30

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

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

1. Senior Resident, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 2. Junior Resident, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka India. 3. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka India. 4. Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka India.

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Atypical lymphocytes, Cutaneous condition, Face, Non resolving

How to cite this article :

Mohan Varadanayakanahalli Bhojaraja, Pradeep Kumar Reddy Kistampally, Karthik S Udupa, Joseph Thomas, Kanthilatha Pai . SUBCUTANEOUS PANNICULITIS-LIKE T-CELL LYMPHOMA: A RARE TUMOUR. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 23 ]; 10:OD29-OD30. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2016&month=May&volume=10&issue=5&page=OD29-OD30&id=7824

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/18458.7824


Date of Submission: Dec 22, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Mar 15, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Mar 26, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016


Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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