[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Ocular involvement by plasmablastic lymphoma is extremely rare with very few reports in the literature. Its morphological and immunological resemblance to plasma cell myeloma makes it a diagnostic challenge, while its clinical course, which is characterized by recurrence and death, makes therapy a challenge for clinicians. We present three cases of plasmablastic lymphoma, each of which has distinct clinicoradiological features, and we also review the literature on orbital plasmablastic lymphomas.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare and aggressive variant of diffuse large B cell lymphoma. The prognosis of PBL patients is poor. The majority of patients succumb to a fulminant disease course, with most dying in the first year after diagnosis. The small number of HIV-negative PBL cases reported in the literature to date is composed of single case reports and small case series. Consequently, the natural history of the disease in HIV-negative individuals and the optimum treatment are not well characterized. Intensive induction chemotherapy has been associated with marked improved overall survival. However the optimal regimen has not been defined. We describe the third case of PBL of the maxillary sinus which occurred in a 24-year old HIV-negative man. We outline the clinicopathological features and report success using a hyper-CVAD regimen with 6 cycles and consolidation radiation therapy yielding a complete remission of four years.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare aggressive B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. HIV-negative PBL has not been extensively reported. Nine HIV-negative PBL patients evaluated at Moffitt Cancer Center were studied. Eight patients had extranodal diseases. All patients were treated with CHOP or hyper-CVAD. Responses were observed in 8 cases (7 complete, 1 partial responses). Four patients underwent consolidation with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) in first complete remission (CR1). At median follow-up of 23.9 months, 7 patients were alive and 5 were disease-free. Aggressive induction chemotherapy and consolidation with autologous HSCT in CR1 might be considered for patients with HIV-negative PBL.
Leukemia research 07/2011; 35(12):1571-7. · 2.36 Impact Factor
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