BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.05.2011.4286
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Diffuse primary large B cell lymphoma of leg type presenting on the breast: a rare case of surgical excision

  1. Jayant Vaidya2
  1. 1Urology Department, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex, UK
  2. 2Surgery Department, The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  3. 3Histopathology Department, The Whittington Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sophie Bertaud, sophie_bertaud{at}


Primary breast lymphoma is a rare subtype of breast malignancy whose diagnosis relies on histopathological characteristics and a high index of suspicion in clinically unusual presentations of breast pathology. The authors report a rare case of diffuse primary large B cell lymphoma of leg type presenting as a single lesion confined to the breast. Unusually for this subtype of lymphoma, the lesion was surgically excised and the patient, to date, has made an uneventful recovery.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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