Primary Splenic Lymphoma: A Rare Clinical Case Report 1667-1669
Dept of Surgery
AJ Institute of Medical sciences, Kuntikana
Mangalore, South Canara 575004, India.
Primary Splenic Lymphoma (PSL) is a rare neoplasm of the spleen, probably comprising less than 2% of all the lymphomas (1), (7) and 1% of all the non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHL) (3). The true incidence of the disease is difficult to estimate because of the variable definitions of the disease. Das Gupta et al. proposed that the diagnosis of PSL could be made when the disease was confined to the spleen or the hilar lymph nodes and that no recurrence of the disease was evident for at least 6 months after splenectomy (7). The case which is reported here met these strict criteria. The patient is in complete remission one year after the diagnosis. Splenectomy is considered as the most effective therapy for PSL (2), (3), (6), (7). In this article, we present a rare case of PSL in a 65 years old male. The histopathological evaluation of the splenectomy specimen revealed low grade NHL. The purpose of writing this article was to report this rare occurrence of PSL.