How is primary prostatic lymphoma defined?

Updated: Dec 22, 2019
  • Author: Joshua I Warrick, MD; Chief Editor: Liang Cheng, MD  more...
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Primary prostatic lymphoma has been defined by the criteria of Bostwick and Mann, which include (1) symptoms attributable to prostatic enlargement, (2) prostate as the predominant site of involvement, and (3) absence of involvement of the liver, spleen, or lymph nodes within 1 month of diagnosis. [8] Primary prostatic lymphoma is probably less common than secondary prostatic involvement, as one of the largest series to date consists of 22 cases, pulled from the archives of 3 major academic medical centers. [9] The majority in this series (12 cases) were DLBCLs, with smaller numbers of SLL (4 cases), follicular lymphoma (4 cases), and Burkitt lymphoma (2 cases).


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