International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2018, Vol 28, Num 2 Page(s): 108-111
Pancreatic non Hodgkin Lymphoma: Case Report

Gökhan ÇELENKOĞLU1, Güngör UTKAN1, Çiğdem IRKKAN2, Emine BENZER2, Ülkü Y. ARSLAN1, Saadet TOKLUOĞLU1, Sadık MUALLAOĞLU1, Murat KOÇER1, Necati ALKIŞ1

1Ankara Onkoloji Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Tıbbi Onkoloji Kliniği, ANKARA
2Ankara Onkoloji Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Patoloji Kliniği, ANKARA

Keywords: Pancreas, Lymphoma
Extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma generally involves the stomach and intestinal tract. The majority of pancreas tumors are adenocarcinomas but rarely, lymphomas are also reported. It is difficult to distinguish pancreatic lymphoma from adenocarcinoma by clinical or radiologic assessment. The patient is a fifty nine year old man was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain, a mass in the head of the pancreas and peripancreatic lymphadenopathy. The biopsy, which was done from the mass in the head of the pancreas, revealed diffuse large B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisolone, and anti-CD20 Antibody (rituximab) chemotherapy regimen was started. While lymphomas of the pancreas are rare, the prognosis and treatment differ dramatically from that of adenocarcinomas. When evaluating pancreatic tumors, the possibility of lymphoma should be kept in mind.