Isolated ocular involvement in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with immunocytochemical evaluation.

R. W. Allinson, M. L. Stanko, M. L. Aguirre, C. M. Spier, T. R. Kramer, D. Metrikin

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient with isolated ocular involvement and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (also known as reticulum cell sarcoma). Most non-Hodgkin's central nervous system lymphomas are large cell lymphomas derived from B-cells. The patient initially had iritis OD and vitreous cells OS. Eventually, rubeosis and vitritis developed OD. A systemic workup showed no extraocular lymphoma. Immunocytochemical analysis was done on the vitreous OD and detected a monoclonal B-cell population of large lymphoid cells. This case shows the frequent delay in making the diagnosis of this condition. This diagnosis must be remembered when a patient has vitreous opacities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of ophthalmology
Volume25
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1993

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Allinson, R. W., Stanko, M. L., Aguirre, M. L., Spier, C. M., Kramer, T. R., & Metrikin, D. (1993). Isolated ocular involvement in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with immunocytochemical evaluation. Annals of ophthalmology, 25(3), 85-88.