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Background: Panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma is an uncommon type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, occurring usually in the form of nodules within the subcutaneous fat tissue of the extremities or trunk. In the literature, subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) is described as a distinct type of T-cell lymphoma with a variable clinical behavior, depending on molecular phenotype of T-cell receptor (TCR) and on the presence or absence of hemophagocytic syndrome. Case presentation: We present a bioptic and autoptic case of a 65-years old Caucasian man with panniculitic T-cell lymphoma with morphological and immunohistochemical features of SPTCL, limited to the retroperitoneal and mesenteric mass, i.e. without any cutaneous involvement, and associated with severe hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Conclusion: A panniculitic T-cell lymphoma with morphological and molecular features of SPTCL, which is limited to mesentery, i.e. does not involve subcutaneous fat, seems to be exceedingly rare.
Hrudka, J., Eis, V., Heřman, J., Prouzová, Z., Rosenwald, A., & Duška, F. (2019). Panniculitis-like T-cell-lymphoma in the mesentery associated with hemophagocytic syndrome: Autopsy case report. Diagnostic Pathology, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13000-019-0854-9