T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma involving the ocular adnexa: report of two cases and review of the current literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The majority of ocular adnexal lymphomas are B-cell in origin. We report two cases of T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) involving the ocular adnexa. One patient presented with a painless pink conjunctival lesion and inferior orbital fullness. The second patient presented with a painless orbital mass. The diagnoses were confirmed by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Both patients had extensive multifocal lesions during staging. Prompt intensified chemotherapy regimens were initiated. T-LBL is an aggressive disease with poor prognosis. This report emphasizes the importance of timely diagnosis by the ophthalmologist with co-management and treatment with an oncologist.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sun, L; Friedman, AH; Rodgers, R; Schear, M; Greaves, G; Freidl, KB

Published Date

  • October 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 412 - 418

PubMed ID

  • 30396307

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-5108

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01676830.2018.1540013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England