Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma: A rare tumour

Mohan Varadanayakanahalli Bhojaraja, Pradeep Kumar Reddy Kistampally, Karthik S. Udupa, Joseph Thomas

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Subcutaneous Panniculitis like T cell Lymphoma (SPTCL) is an uncommon variant and poorly differentiated type of cutaneous T cell lymphoma. Here we describe the case of a 19-year-old female who presented with swelling of left half of the face with no regional lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly which was initially misdiagnosed as a benign cutaneous condition by various practitioners. Histopathological examination revealed diffuse infiltration of subcutaneous plane by small to medium sized atypical lymphocytes. Immunohistochemistry showed CD3, CD8 and βF-1 positivity; CD20, CD56, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and TCR-δ negativity. Clinical profile, histopathology and immunohistochemical analysis yielded a diagnosis of SPTCL. Thus cases with atypical and nonresolving dermatological lesions should raise a suspicion of SPTCL as diagnosis against other benign conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)OD29-OD30
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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