Advanced Biomedical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, giant cell-rich, involving a nonimplant breast: A case report and review of the literature


Rana Shaker Al-Zaidi, Nasir I Al-Noor 
 Department of Laboratory and Blood Bank, Anatomic Pathology Section, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rana Shaker Al-Zaidi
Department of Laboratory and Blood Bank, Anatomic Pathology Section, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Primary breast lymphomas are uncommon tumors and account for <1% of all malignant neoplasms of the breast. They are almost always of non-Hodgkin type, with B-cell lymphomas being the most common subtype. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare T-cell lymphoma that can involve the breast. Most of the articles in the literature describe ALCL in association with breast implants. We present a 48-year-old woman with a left breast enlargement and no history of an implant. Microscopic sections showed a high-grade CD30-positive lymphoid neoplasm with frequent giant cells, which turned out to be a primary ALCL of the breast, giant cell-rich pattern. To our knowledge, no cases of primary ALCL, giant cell-rich variant, have been reported in the breast in the absence of an implant making our case unique.


How to cite this article:
Al-Zaidi RS, Al-Noor NI. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, giant cell-rich, involving a nonimplant breast: A case report and review of the literature.Adv Biomed Res 2021;10:26-26


How to cite this URL:
Al-Zaidi RS, Al-Noor NI. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, giant cell-rich, involving a nonimplant breast: A case report and review of the literature. Adv Biomed Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 18 ];10:26-26
Available from: https://www.advbiores.net/article.asp?issn=2277-9175;year=2021;volume=10;issue=1;spage=26;epage=26;aulast=Al-Zaidi;type=0