Primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma presenting as recurrent eyelid swelling

Vivek B. Pandya, R. Max Conway, Simon F. Taylor*

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    Primary cutaneous lymphoma represents a distinct clinical entity within the spectrum of haematological malignancy. A case of primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma is reported, presenting in an 87-year-old female with a 2-year history of intermittent swelling and discolouration of the right upper and lower eyelids, in the absence of systemic symptoms. Histopathological examination of an incision biopsy revealed a lymphoid infiltrate in the dermis with immunophenotypic features of B cell lymphoma. Staging investigations confirmed the absence of systemic disease. Treatment with oral chemotherapy was undertaken with a good response. Ophthalmologists should include primary cutaneous lymphoma in the differential diagnosis of recurrent eyelid swelling.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)672-674
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • Eyelid neoplasms
    • Eyelids
    • Lymphoma


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