Primary follicular lymphoma in a male breast: A case report

Seung Pil Jung, Kang Min Han, Seok Jin Kim, Seok Jin Nam, Jeoung Won Bae, Jeong Eon Lee

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Abstract

Primary breast lymphoma (PBL) is a rare disease, particularly in males. Diffuse large B cell lymphoma is the most common PBL, while follicular lymphoma is less common. Furthermore, primary follicular lymphoma of a male breast is rarely reported. We report a male patient with primary follicular lymphoma of the breast and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A 46-year-old man was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis secondary to chronic hepatitis B infection. Ten years later, he underwent segmentectomy of the liver due to HCC. Another 5 months later, he presented with a painless mass in the right chest wall. The mass was diagnosed as follicular lymphoma of the breast. The stage was IEA and he did not receive adjuvant therapy. Although only a few cases have been reported, lymphoma should be considered as a possible cause of breast mass, even in male patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-107
Number of pages4
JournalCancer Research and Treatment
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 20

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Follicular lymphoma
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Male

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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