Primary anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma – a case report
1 Department of Pathomorphology, Pope John Paul II Provincial Hospital in Bełchatów, Bełchatów, Poland
2 Surgical Oncology Outpatient Clinic, Pope John Paul II Provincial Hospital in Bełchatów, Bełchatów, Poland
3 Consilio Diagnostic Centre, Łódź, Poland
Correspondence: Magdalena Justyna Kacperska, Department of Pathomorphology, Pope John Paul II Provincial Hospital in Bełchatów, Czapliniecka 123, 97-400 Bełchatów, Poland, tel.: +48 44 635 83 45
Both authors equally contributed to this work.
Pediatr Med Rodz 2017, 13 (4), p. 540–546
DOI: 10.15557/PiMR.2017.0057
ABSTRACT

Cutaneous lymphomas are very insidious neoplasms whose primary symptoms are easily neglected. They are defined as primary cutaneous lymphomas when the lymphomatous proliferation is limited to the skin and no lymph node, bone marrow or internal organ involvement is observed at diagnosis. Patients with cutaneous lymphomas are for many years treated by dermatologists, who suspect allergy or advanced psoriasis in their patients. Other symptoms, such as asthenia, reduced body weight, night sweats, dyspnoea, cough, persistent pruritus or enlarged lymph nodes, are initially considered to be a sign of infection. In a vast majority of cases, lymphoma is diagnosed based on histopathological evaluation of skin specimens, followed by lymph node assessment. The paper presents a case of a patient referred to the Surgical Oncology Outpatient Clinic in the Pope John Paul II Provincial Hospital in Bełchatów (Poland).

Keywords: primary cutaneous lymphoma, lymphatic system, T-cell cutaneous lymphoma, anaplastic cells