Primary intraocular T-cell-rich large B-cell lymphoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a primary intraocular T-cell-rich large B-cell lymphoma in a 57-year-old woman who underwent 3 diagnostic vitrectomies for a presumed diagnosis of panuveitis. She developed no light perception in the left eye and underwent enucleation. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical studies on the enucleated globe disclosed a primary intraocular large B-cell lymphoma involving the choroid, vitreous, and retina. A large population of T cells was identified among the neoplastic B-cell population. B-cell immunoglobulin gene rearrangement and T-cell receptor gene rearrangement studies using the polymerase chain reaction method indicated that a monoclonal immunoglobulin kappa light chain population was present and that the T-cell population was not monoclonal. This case highlights the importance of interpreting cytologic features in vitreous aspirates in the context of the clinical situation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cummings, TJ; Stenzel, TT; Klintworth, G; Jaffe, GJ

Published Date

  • August 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1050 - 1053

PubMed ID

  • 16048400

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1543-2165

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5858/2005-129-1050-PITLBL


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States