Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presenting as chronic non-healing ulcer

Victoria L. Billero, Charlotte E. Lasenna, Marco Romanelli, Alessio Giubellino, Robert A. Brenes, Paolo Romanelli

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Abstract

Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is an uncommon and aggressive lymphoproliferative disorder with a rapid growth rate and dismal prognosis. We present the case of a 91-year-old female with an unusual manifestation of primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, mimicking other more prevalent diseases like chronic non-healing venous ulceration. Dermatopathologic evaluation rendered the correct diagnosis. A discussion of this rare presentation is important for clinician consideration to prevent misdiagnosis and prolongation of proper management in patients with chronic non-healing leg ulcers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Wound Journal
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2016

Keywords

  • Chronic ulcer
  • Dermatopathology
  • Leg ulcer
  • Non-healing ulcer
  • Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma leg-type

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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