Testicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a rare tumor


  • Debarghya Chatterjee Department of General Surgery, St Stephen’s Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Rakesh Vakil Department of General Surgery, St Stephen’s Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Richa Jindal Department of Pathology, St Stephen’s Hospital, New Delhi, India




Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Testis


Primary lymphoma of the testis is an exceedingly rare disease. We present a case of a 65 years old gentleman who presented with a brief history of testicular pain. Imaging studies and serum tumour markers indicated a testicular lesion of suspicious aetiology. High inguinal orchidectomy was performed. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry revealed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Positron emission tomography (PET) scan revealed a metabolically active retroperitoneal lymph node in aortocaval location. Subsequently he underwent chemotherapy with Rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) regimen plus intravenous Methotrexate, following which PET scan showed disappearance of the previously detected metabolically active lesion.


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