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2014 | 4 | 3 | A113-116
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Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma located on the face and hard palate

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Introduction: Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas represent primary cutaneous lymphomas. The World Health Organization-European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer defines primary cutaneous B-cell limphomas as malignant lymphomas that are confined to the skin at presentation after complete staging procedures. Case report: We report a case of a woman with a cutaneous nodular B-cell lymphoma of the face, with very slow evolution that could easily be misdiagnosed. The patient had two non-ulcerated nodules on the left part of the face. A histological examination on both pieces following surgical excision showed a diffuse infiltrate of atypical B cells. The patient was subsequently directed to the Oncology Department for further investigation, but she died 24 hours afterwards due to one of the acute possible complications of the disease: pulmonary embolism. Conclusion: Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma is an unusual and rare skin neoplasm with a great range of clinical presentations and this is an alarm sign for apparent common skin lesion.
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  • Military Ambulatory, 6th Military Support Unit, Ustka, Poland
  • Apollonia University Iasi, Dermato-Physiology Department, Iasi, Romania
  • Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”, Iasi, Romania
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”, Iasi, Romania
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”, Iasi, Romania
  • Department of Pathology, CF Hospital, Iasi, Romania
  • Department of Biochemistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”, Iasi, Romania
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