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Clinical Analysis of Primary Conjunctival Malignant Lymphoma
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-155186
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ABSTRACT

PURPOSE:

To investigate clinical outcomes, response to treatment, and the related factors of recurrence and complication, following treatment of primary conjunctival malignant lymphoma.

METHODS:

The medical records of 39 patients diagnosed with primary conjunctival malignant lymphoma between January 2005 and June 2013 were retrospectively reviewed.

RESULTS:

The mean age of patients was 51.1 years old. The most common presenting symptom was hyperemia (33.3%). The most common anatomical location of the mass was the fornix (38.5%) and 25.6% patients had bilateral involvement. Histopathologically, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma (92.3%) was the most common subtype. Every patient underwent radiotherapy (92.3%) or chemotherapy (7.7%) after surgical excision and had 100% complete remission. Local or systemic recurrence was observed in 15.4% of patients after treatment (mean 8.0 +/- 3.3 months), but was completely remitted after additional radiation or chemotherapy. International prognostic index and location of tumor were significantly related factors for predicting tumor recurrence (p < 0.01, p = 0.02, respectively). Dry eye disease (DED) was the most common ocular complication (44.4%) after radiotherapy. Total radiation dosage and location of tumor were significantly associated factors for developing DED after radiotherapy (both p = 0.04).

CONCLUSIONS:

Most conjunctival malignant lymphomas were low grade malignant MALT lymphomas that responded well to treatment but recurrence of tumor and development of DED after radiotherapy were common, therefore predicting and preparing these lymphomas is important.
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Radiation Dosage / Radiotherapy / Recurrence / Humans / Medical Records / Retrospective Studies / Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone / Drug Therapy / Eye Diseases / Hyperemia Language: Korean Journal: Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society Year: 2014 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Radiation Dosage / Radiotherapy / Recurrence / Humans / Medical Records / Retrospective Studies / Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone / Drug Therapy / Eye Diseases / Hyperemia Language: Korean Journal: Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society Year: 2014 Type: Article