Primary testicular lymphoma with solitary cutaneous nodule as the initial presentation

  • Varsha Dalal National Institute of Pathology (Indian Council of Medical Research), New Delhi
  • Manveen Kaur National Institute of Pathology (Indian Council of Medical Research), New Delhi
  • Fouzia Siraj National Institute of Pathology (Indian Council of Medical Research), New Delhi
  • Avninder Singh National Institute of Pathology (Indian Council of Medical Research), New Delhi
  • Anju Bansal National Institute of Pathology (Indian Council of Medical Research), New Delhi
Keywords: Lymphoma, Testicular lymphoma, Cutaneous metastasis, Abdominal wall swelling

Abstract

Primary testicular lymphoma (PTL) is an uncommon disease, and accounts for about 1% to 2% of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas and less than 5% of all testicular malignancies. Of all testicular malignances, primary testicular diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most common type, whose incidence is estimated at 0.26/100 000 per year. At presentation or relapse, PTL tends to spread to several extranodal sites, such as the contralateral testis, the central nervous system, skin, lung, pleura, Waldeyer’s ring, and soft tissues. Orchiectomy and chemotherapy are the preferred treatment. We report a case of a 40-year-old male presenting with a nodule on the anterior abdominal wall and with right scrotal swelling on physical examination. Histopathologic examination led to the diagnosis of cutaneous metastasis of testicular lymphoma.
Published
2015-10-13
How to Cite
Dalal, V., Kaur, M., Siraj, F., Singh, A., & Bansal, A. (2015). Primary testicular lymphoma with solitary cutaneous nodule as the initial presentation. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 9(9-10), E744-7. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.3065
Section
Case Report