Subcutaneous panniculitis Like T-Cell Lymphoma: A rare tumour

Mohan, VB and Reddy, Pradeep Kumar and Udupa, Karthik S and Thomas, Joseph and Pai, Kanthilatha (2016) Subcutaneous panniculitis Like T-Cell Lymphoma: A rare tumour. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 10 (5). OD29-OD30. ISSN 0973-709X

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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 βF-1 positivity; CD20, CD56, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and TCR-δ 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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atypical lymphocytes; cutaneous condition; face; non resolving.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medical Oncology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2016 08:57
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2016 08:57

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