EJMCR. 2020; 4(3): 103-106

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report

Authors: Iftikhar Ahmad, Mehjabeen Marri, Sadaf Noor.

ABSTRACT

Background: Extra-nodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an exceedingly uncommon disease. Case Presentation: Herein, we report a case of a 60-year-old male patient who presented with DLBCL of the left leg, and involving the gastrocnemius muscle. The patient received CHOP regimen-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy (i.e., six courses of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone), which reduced the tumor size to the point where complete resection became possible. Afterward, the tumor was completely resected. The tumor bed subsequently received conventional radiotherapy (i.e., 36 Gy/18 fractions). The patient is being followed up regularly and has remained disease-free for over 1.5 years. Conclusion: This case demonstrates that DLBCL is an aggressive malignancy but can be effectively managed with multi-modality treatment strategy.

Keywords:
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, CHOP regimen, R-CHOP regimen, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, radiotherapy


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Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report


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Iftikhar Ahmad
Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (IRNUM), Peshawar, Pakistan
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Mehjabeen Marri
Center for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy (CENAR), Quetta, Pakistan
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Sadaf Noor
Shukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
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Correspondence to:
. Iftikhar Ahmad, Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (IRNUM), Peshawar, Pakistan.; iahmadmp@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 01 Jan 2020
Revised 10 Mar 2020
Accepted 27 Mar 2020
Published in print 04 Apr 2020

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Ahmad I, Marri M, Noor S. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(3): 103-106. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1731577849668


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Ahmad I, Marri M, Noor S. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(3): 103-106. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1731577849668


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Ahmad I, Marri M, Noor S. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report. EJMCR. (2020), [cited June 03, 2020]; 4(3): 103-106. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1731577849668


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Ahmad, I., Marri, . M. & Noor, . S. (2020) Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report. EJMCR, 4 (3), 103-106. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1731577849668


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Ahmad, Iftikhar, Mehjabeen Marri, and Sadaf Noor. 2020. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (3), 103-106. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1731577849668


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Ahmad, Iftikhar, Mehjabeen Marri, and Sadaf Noor. "Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 103-106. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1731577849668


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Ahmad, Iftikhar, Mehjabeen Marri, and Sadaf Noor. "Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.3 (2020), 103-106. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1731577849668


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Ahmad, I., Marri, . M. & Noor, . S. (2020) Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the leg involving the gastrocnemius muscles: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (3), 103-106. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1731577849668


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