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Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

Print version ISSN 0004-2749On-line version ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.60 no.6 São Paulo Dec. 1997 


Systemic B-cell lymphoma with ocular manifestation and extraocular extension

Linfoma sistêmico de células B com manifestação ocular e extensão extraocular

Sergio Vanetti Burnier1 

Miguel N. Burnier Jr.2 

1Fellow in Oculoplastic at UNIFESP - São Paulo Brazil

2Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


The authors describe a case of systemic lymphoma with ocular involvement as a histopathologic finding after the enucleation of a blind painful eye. The patient had chronic renal insufficiency and hypertension and had underwent multiple ophthalmologic surgical procedures.

This paper discusses the histopatological aspects of the tumor, moreover the more frequent types of ocular lymphomas.

Key words: Ocular lymphoma; Enucleation; B-cells lymphoma


Os autores descrevem um caso de linfoma sistêmico, com manifestação ocular, como um achado histopatológico após a enucleação de um olho cego doloroso. O paciente apresentava insuficiência renal crônica e hipertensão, submetido a múltiplas cirurgias oftalmológicas anteriores.

Palavras-chave: Linfoma ocular; Enucleação; Linfoma de células B

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