Primary lymphoma of the breast: Unusual presentation of breast cancer

Tal Sokolov*, Mordechai Shimonov, Dorit Blickstein, Michael Nobel, Eliyahu Antebi

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Objective: To investigate 4 cases of primary lymphoma of the breast and review previous studies in a search for any preoperative characteristics that could assist the diagnosis of lymphoma of the breast. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: University hospital, Israel. Subjects: 4 women. Main outcome measures: Accurate diagnosis before operation. Results: No special characteristics for early diagnosis of primary malignant lymphoma of the breast were found. The predominant involvement of right breast in primary lymphoma of the breast should be noted. Conclusions: Even though primary lymphoma of the breast is rare, there are no laboratory or imaging signs of early diagnosis. Excisional biopsy or Tru-cut biopsy are the only correct methods of diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-393
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000


  • Excisional biopsy
  • Extra-nodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Pre-operative diagnosis
  • Primary breast lymphoma
  • Tru-cut biopsy


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