Case Report

Primary breast lymphoma and HIV/AIDS

Pieter Barnardt, Dylan Narinesingh
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 12, No 3 | a181 | DOI: | © 2011 Pieter Barnardt, Dylan Narinesingh | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 December 2011 | Published: 30 September 2011

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Pieter Barnardt, Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa
Dylan Narinesingh, San Fernando General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago

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Primary extranodal lymphoma of the breast is rare and accounts for 0.04 - 0.53% of all malignant tumours, less than 1% of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHLs) and 1.7% of extranodal NHLs.1 Extranodal lymphoma arises from tissue other than lymph nodes and sites that normally contain no lymphoid tissue. This case describes the clinical and treatment dilemma posed by extranodal presentation in an AIDS-NHL patient.


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