The cytological diagnosis of extra-oral plasmablastic lymphoma: A rare entity

Kanthilatha Pai, Lakshmi Rao

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas (NHLs) which are associated with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are heterogeneous. Plasmablastic Lymphoma (PBL) was first recognized as an aggressive, invariably fatal subtype of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma which occurred mostly in patients with AIDS, with distinct histomorphologic and immunophenotypic findings, which affected the jaw and the oral mucosa exclusively. Subsequently, there have been case reports which have described extra-oral plasmablastic lymphomas in the lung, jejunum, caecum, nasal mucosa, etc. We are reporting a case of this rare subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma which presented as a soft tissue mass, which we believe is the first case to be diagnosed by FNAC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-722
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'The cytological diagnosis of extra-oral plasmablastic lymphoma: A rare entity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this