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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-154

Plasmablastic lymphoma presenting as a ureteral polypoid mass


Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Anjo Kosei Hospital, Anjo, Japan

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Sohei Yamamoto
Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Anjo Kosei Hospital, Anjo
Japan
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DOI: 10.4103/iju.IJU_364_17

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Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare and aggressive subtype of B-cell lymphoma, which occurs typically in the oral cavity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients. We report a case of a 44-year-old HIV-positive patient with a solitary polypoid mass of the left ureteropelvic junction, causing unilateral hydronephrosis and clinically mimicking urothelial carcinoma. A laparoscopic nephroureterectomy was performed, and pathological examinations revealed the mass as PBL. PBL can present in various forms, even as a polypoid mass of the upper urinary tract, and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any mass detected in the HIV-positive patients.


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