Plasmablastic lymphoma of the anus: a case report

Vandi L. Ly, Guldeep K. Uppal


Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare variant of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma which has been most commonly reported in jaw and oral cavity in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected patients. A handful of cases have been reported in the extra-oral sites. Plasmablastic lymphomas should be differentiated from other large cell lymphomas as these lymphomas have very short survival and poor response to chemotherapy. We present a case of PBL in an HIV infected patient with history of recurrent anal fistulotomies.

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Case Reports in Clinical Pathology

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