Lymphoproliferative lesions of the ocular adnexa. Analysis of 112 cases.


Journal Article (Academic article)

OBJECTIVE: Lymphoproliferative lesions of the ocular adnexa were analyzed to examine (1) the suitability of the Revised European-American Lymphoma (REAL) classification for the subtyping of the lymphomas in these sites; (2) the predictive value of the REAL classification for the evolution of these tumors; and (3) the frequency and prognostic impact of tumor type, location, proliferation rate (Ki-67 index), p53, CD5 positivity and the presence of monoclonality within these tumors. DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: The clinical, histomorphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular biologic (polymerase chain reaction [PCR]) features of lymphoid proliferations of the ocular adnexa were studied. STUDY MATERIALS: The ocular adnexal lymphoproliferative lesions were located as follows: orbit in 52 patients (46%), conjunctiva in 32 patients (29%), eyelid in 23 patients (21%), and caruncle in 5 patients (4%). RESULTS: Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia was diagnosed in 12 cases and lymphoma in 99 cases; 1 case remained indeterminate. The five main subtypes of lymphoma according to the REAL classification were extranodal marginal-zone B-cell lymphoma (64%), follicle center lymphoma (10%), diffuse large cell B-cell lymphoma (9%), plasmacytoma (6%), and lymphoplasmocytic lymphoma (5%). Age, gender, and anatomic localization of the lymphomas did not have prognostic significance during a follow-up period of 6 months to 16.5 years (mean, 3.3 years). Extent of disease at time of presentation was the most important clinical prognostic factor: advanced disease correlated with increased risk ratios of having persistent disease at the final follow-up and with lymphoma-related death (P

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coupland, SE; Krause, L; Delecluse, HJ; Anagnostopoulos, I; Foss, HD; Hummel, M; Bornfeld, N; Lee, WR; Stein, H

Published Date

  • August 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 105 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1430 - 1441

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-6420

Conference Location

  • united states