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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 711-715

Ocular adnexal lymphomas: An eye care service experience in Turkey

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara Oncology Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. R Duman
Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_133_17

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Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and pathological features of ocular adnexal lymphoma (OAL) and the treatment results in an eye care service center in Turkey. Materials and Methods: The data sets of the patients diagnosed with OAL acquired between January 2008 and January 2016 were collected and analyzed. Results: Fifteen patients were included in our study. The mean age was 55.80 ± 17.85 years. The age range was 7–85 years. Most of the lesions originated from orbital tissue, and histopathological and immunohistochemistry examinations of the lesions were consistent with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 14 patients and Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1 patient. The most common subtype of OAL, accounting for 40% of cases, is extranodular marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type. Conclusion: Most of our patients' histopathological and immunohistochemistry examinations are non-Hodgkin's type and also involve the orbits. Ocular adnexal lymphomatosis is not a rare disorder and could be treated if there is no systemic involvement at first diagnosis.

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