Title: Lymphoma of Breast with axillary Node Involvement- Pitfalls in Diagnosis
Authors: Annu Elizabeth Prakash, Resmi Rajeev, Navya Narayanan Orchid, Siyad Pokkakillath Mohamed
Lymphomas are rarely detected in breast tissue. This study reports a case of Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma in the breast with axillary lymph node involvement. The diagnosis was made by excision biopsy and confirmed by immunohistochemistry. Lymphomas can be a rare cause of breast lump in females of any age. Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma is the commonest subtype among the Non Hodgkin Lymphomas affecting breast. It is difficult to differentiate a case of breast lymphoma from carcinoma by clinical examination and imaging. Tissue diagnosis is essential in evaluating breast lumps for lymphoid neoplasms so that treatment may be promptly initiated.
Keywords: Lymphoma breast, Extra nodal Lymphoma, Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma.