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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 150-152

Plasmablastic lymphoma developing in thyroid: a rare entity in an immunocompetent individual


1 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Faiq Ahmed
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1110-1067.164743

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A case of plasmablastic lymphoma that has not been described previously in the thyroid is presented with its clinicopathological features and the diagnostic difficulties encountered. A detailed histopathology in conjunction with immunohistochemistry is recommended for appropriate diagnosis and management in the setting of HIV-negative status. Dealing with a case presenting primarily as a thyroid mass can be challenging in the scenario of a CD20-negative immunoprofile.


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