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Case Report

Primary Mammary (Non-Hodgkin) Lymphoma of Breast: A Case Report

Akshay Nigam1, Ajay Kumar Singh2*, Sanjeev Kumar Singh2, Neelima Singh2, Nivedita Singh2 and Anupama Sharma2

1Department of Radiotherapy, J.A. Group of Hospitals, Gwalior, India

2Department of Biochemistry, G.R. Medical College, Gwalior, India

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh
Biochemist, Department of Biochemistry
G.R. Medical College, Gwalior (M.P.)
Tel: 09039521365
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: May 31, 2011; Accepted Date: September 08, 2011; Published Date: September 12, 2011

Citation: Nigam A, Singh AK, Singh SK, Singh N, Singh N, et al. (2011) Primary Mammary (Non-Hodgkin) Lymphoma of Breast: A Case Report. J Cancer Sci Ther 3: 173-175. doi:10.4172/1948-5956.1000083

Copyright: © 2011 Nigam A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Primary breast lymphoma is a rare tumor that presents commonly as a large mass with no specific mammographic appearance and can be confused with poorly differentiated carcinoma on frozen section. With appropriate treatment, this breast malignancy has a relatively good prognosis. We report a case of primary mammary non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in a 30-year-old young female presented with the complaint of painless lump in the right breast. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) suggested malignancy. Investigations ruled out metastasis, hence mastectomy was done. Immunochemistry of specimen revealed NHL of breast. Investigations to rule out any other site of lymphoma proved it to be primary NHL of breast with no metastasis. Anticancer drugs are main treatment rather than surgery so it is very important to accurately diagnose primary lymphoma of breast.


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