Primary Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma of Spleen Mimicking Splenic Abscess – A Case Report

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2013,2,1,19-22.
Published:January 2013
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Shaheen H. Kanpurwala, Sameer A.H Ansari, Rakesh T. Shedge, Arvind G. Valand

Dept. of Pathology, Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai


Primary splenic lymphoma is defined as generalized lymphoma with splenic involvement as the dominant feature. Primary splenic lymphoma is an infrequent disease. It comprises less than 1% of the all malignant lymphoma. We present a case of 55 years old male with fever, pain and lump in abdomen of 1 month duration. The purpose of this paper is to report a rare occurrence of primary splenic lymphoma and to demonstrate the possibility of it misdiagnosed as splenic abscess clinically and on imaging.