Other malignancies

Authors: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 August 2016, last major update June 2012

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PubMed search: prostatic lymphoma
Cite this page: Lymphoma. website. Accessed January 21st, 2017.
Definition / General
  • 10% of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas and 10% of leukemias (20% of CLL) involve the prostate
  • Approximately 1% of pelvic lymph nodes removed at prostatectomy demonstrate demonstrate malignancy, usually SLL
  • Often no other signs / symptoms
  • Associated with acute urinary obstruction (Cancer 1998;83:732)
  • Rarely is initial site for Hodgkin’s lymphoma or angiotropic lymphoma
  • SLL may be incidentally identified in pelvic lymph nodes (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2003;127:567, Am J Hematol 2011;86:952, Cancer 1998;83:732)
Case Reports
  • SLL:
    • Radiation therapy for symptoms
Gross Description
  • SLL:
    • Enlarged nodes (mean 3.2 cm)
Micro Description
  • SLL:
    • Diffuse architectural effacement, replacement of sinuses by tumor cells, pseudofollicles usually present, lack of cortical follicles
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MALT lymphoma

Mantle cell lymphoma

SLL and other disorders