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Title: Primary non Hodgkin's lymphoma of the lacrimal sac.
Authors: Venkitaraman, Ramachandran
George, Mathew K
Affiliation: Division of Medical Oncology, Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina, Australia.
Issue Date: 6-Nov-2007
Citation: World journal of surgical oncology 2007-11-06; 5: 127
Abstract: Primary Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) of the lacrimal sac is rare. The clinical features of a 78 year old female who presented with epiphora and swelling of the left lacrimal sac are described. Computerised tomography showed a mass involving the left lacrimal sac. Histopathological examination revealed a diffuse large B cell NHL. Immunohistological examination demonstrated B cell origin. Chemotherapy could not be administered due to co morbid conditions. The patient was treated with radiotherapy to a dose of 45 Gy in 25 fractions. Patient is disease free and on follow up after 36 months. Primary radiotherapy is a treatment option with curative potential for localized NHL of the lacrimal sac and may be considered in patients who cannot tolerate appropriate chemotherapy.
DOI: 10.1186/1477-7819-5-127
Type: Journal Article
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