Bilateral exophthalmia: first symptom of a Mantle-Cell Lymphoma

BJH - volume 3, issue 2, june 2012

M. Igala MD, B. Bailly MD, M.F. Dehou MD, S. Goldman MD, PhD, I. Vierasu MD, O. Pradier MD, PhD, A. Kentos MD, PhD, D. Bron MD, PhD


Mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL), located in the central nervous system (CNS) was first described some twenty years ago. It is a rare lymphoma usually diagnosed in the context of a resistant or recurring illness. We report the case of a patient in whom bilateral exophthalmia and palpebral ptosis were the first manifestations of a MCL with retro-orbital and meningeal infiltration.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2012;3:59–61)

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