Vol 57, No 2 (2006)
Case report
Published online: 2006-05-26

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Unique case of caecum plasmablastic lymphoma CD138+ in patient with late diagnosed colon neuroendocrine carcinoma

Wanda Foltyn, Beata Kos-Kudła, Lucyna Siemińska, Anna Zemczak, Janusz Strzelczyk, Bogdan Marek, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Mariusz Nowak, Małgorzata Borowska, Beata Jurecka-Lubienicka
Endokrynol Pol 2006;57(2):160-165.


Neuroendocrine tumors are frequently associated with other primary malignancies. Plasmablastic lymphoma is a rare, aggressive neoplasm, derived from large B-cell, associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Plasmablastic lymphoma cells share many cytomorphologic and immunophenotypic features with plasmablastic cells, causing some diagnostic problems. We present a unique case of coexisting two very uncommon neoplasms: plasmablastic lymphoma and neuroendocrine carcinoma in 54-years-old men. This is the first report of caecum localization of plasmablastic lymphoma. Presented case images diagnostic problems in rare neoplasms.

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