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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 231-234

Primary Diffuse large B-Cell lymphoma of testis: A single centre experience and review of literature


Department of Medical Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vishwanath Sathyanarayanan
OPD-5, Department of Medical Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Dr. MH Marigowda Road, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.134277

PMID: 25125896

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Background: Primary testicular lymphoma constitutes 1-2% of Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas affecting elderly men >60 years of age. Most often it is a Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and treatment involves multimodality approach involving surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Outcome remains poor in spite of aggressive therapy. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 286 registered cases of DLBCL (aged >14 years) from 2007 to 2011 and found nine primary testicular involvement patients. These cases were analyzed for baseline clinical features, investigations, staging, treatment and outcome. Results: Median age was 58 (46-76) years. All patients presented with testicular swelling, two had the presence of B symptoms, and three with abdominal lymphadenopathy. Six had stage IE disease and three patients had stage IIE. All patients underwent orchiectomy. Eight patients received combination chemotherapy and six completed three or more cycles. Four achieved complete response, among these three relapsed after 32, 42, 70 months and one was lost to follow up. Two had a progressive disease, among these one died of disease and one alive with disease. Complete follow up was available from five patients and median survival was 36 months (11-78 months). Conclusion: Primary testicular DLBCL is uncommon, needs multimodality treatment and central nervous system prophylaxis to improve the survival. The outcome needs to be further investigated using biological approaches (Rituximab based) and/or more aggressive management.


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