LYMPHOPLASMACYTIC LYMPHOMA IN RETROPERITONEAL LYMPH NODES: A CASE REPORT & REVIEW OF LITERATURE

Dr. Swati Singh, Dr. Vinay Kumar

Abstract


Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma is a chronic lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by a proliferation of plasma cells, small lymphocytes,
plasmacytoid lymphocytes and the production of monoclonal IgM. Lymphoplasmacytic lymphomas frequently involve many structures in the
abdomen and pelvis. Though it may be part of a systemic lymphoma, single onset of nodal lymphoma is not rare. Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma
has been described in virtually every organ and tissue. In decreasing order of frequency, the spleen, liver, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, abdominal
wall, genitourinary tract, adrenal, peritoneal cavity, and biliary tract are involved. The purpose of this review is to discuss and illustrate the
spectrum of appearances of nodal and extranodal lymphomas, including AIDS-related lymphomas, in the abdomino-pelvic region using a
multimodality approach, especially cross-sectional imaging techniques. The most common radiologic patterns of involvement are illustrated.
Familiarity with the imaging manifestations that are diagnostically specific for lymphoma is important because imaging and pathology plays an
important role in the non invasive management of disease.


Keywords


Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma, Fnac

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