Primary Testicular Lymphoma a Case Report and Efficacy of Chemotherapy Combined with Rituximab


ERGÜN O. , KOŞAR A. , BAŞ E. , BİRCAN S. , ALANOĞLU E. G.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.31, no.3, pp.748-751, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/medsci.2009-12479
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.748-751

Abstract

Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of testis is an rare disease. It is usually seen in elderly patients. Diffuse large B cell lymphoma is the most common histological type. Clinical stage is the most important prognostic factor. Primary testicular lymphoma (PTL) is infrequent whereas involvement of testis is common in nodal lymphomas. Fifty seven percent of cases with PTL present with stage I, 22% with stage II and 21% with stage III-IV. Randomized prospective controlled prospective studies are not available for treatment of PTL due to rarity of the disease. The most common presentation is painless scrotal mass. We hereby, report a case with PTL and reviewed the literature since it is a rare entity, and there are no standard treatment modalities.