Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma invading the orbit and globe

Lance J. Lyons, Ivan Vrcek, Marie Somogyi, Kevin Taheri, Joan Admirand, Saradha Chexal, Demetrius F. Loukas, Tanuj Nakra

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Natural killer/T-cell lymphomas are extremely rare and carry high mortality rates. Epidemiologically, these cancers tend to affect mainly Asian and South American patients and are associated with Epstein-Barr virus seropositivity. This report details a 78-year-old Vietnamese woman who presented initially with vitritis of unknown cause, but later developed proptosis and conjunctival involvement as her disease spread. Biopsies of the orbit, ethmoid sinus, and conjunctiva were found to be significant for natural killer/T-cell lymphoma. The case highlights the diagnostic difficulty of this tumor given its rarity and ability to mimic other disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-449
Number of pages3
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Natural Killer T-Cells
T-Cell Lymphoma
Ethmoid Sinus
Exophthalmos
Asian Americans
Conjunctiva
Orbit
Human Herpesvirus 4
Neoplasms
Biopsy
Mortality
Orbital lymphoma

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Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma invading the orbit and globe. / Lyons, Lance J.; Vrcek, Ivan; Somogyi, Marie; Taheri, Kevin; Admirand, Joan; Chexal, Saradha; Loukas, Demetrius F.; Nakra, Tanuj.

In: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Vol. 30, No. 4, 01.01.2017, p. 447-449.

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Lyons, LJ, Vrcek, I, Somogyi, M, Taheri, K, Admirand, J, Chexal, S, Loukas, DF & Nakra, T 2017, 'Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma invading the orbit and globe', Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 447-449. https://doi.org/10.1080/08998280.2017.11930224
Lyons, Lance J. ; Vrcek, Ivan ; Somogyi, Marie ; Taheri, Kevin ; Admirand, Joan ; Chexal, Saradha ; Loukas, Demetrius F. ; Nakra, Tanuj. / Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma invading the orbit and globe. In: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 2017 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 447-449.
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