:: Volume 19, Issue 4 (10-2021) ::
Int J Radiat Res 2021, 19(4): 1055-1058 Back to browse issues page
MRI role in the periprosthetic lymphoma screening: a case report
D. La Forgia, A. Armenio, D. Cutrignelli, V. De Santis, A. Fanizzi , A. Maiorella, A. Scattone, C.M. Ressa
I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II”, Diagnosis and Imaging Therapy Department, Bari, Italy , annarita.fanizzi.af@gmail.com
Abstract:   (634 Views)
Anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL) is a rare primitive lymphoma found particularly in women with textured breast implant prostheses, which has been arousing interest in recent years due to its potentially high social impact. The difficult diagnosis together with the increasingly high number of prosthetic implants worldwide has led to a hypothesize of an underestimation of its real impact in prosthesis-bearing women. The clinical onset usually occurs with a cold seroma and disease confined to the prosthetic capsule while the more advanced stages may involve 1 or more lymph nodes or, rarely, distant metastases. Early diagnosis is essential as the disease has a favorable prognosis in over 90% of cases when detected in the early stages while it often has a poor prognosis in the advanced ones: despite this, the radiological signs of early disease are still non-specific. This report describes a case of BI-ALCL confined to the capsule which was studied using all diagnostic techniques in order to highlight its early radiological signs.
Keywords: Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, breast magnetic resonance, breast cancer, radiomic analysis, computer-aided diagnosis.
Full-Text [PDF 1606 kb]   (326 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Radiation Biology



XML     Print



Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 19, Issue 4 (10-2021) Back to browse issues page