Uterine, but not ovarian, female reproductive organ involvement at presentation by diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is associated with poor outcomes and a high frequency of secondary CNS involvement
Tarec Christoffer El-Galaly, Chan Y Cheah, Martin Hutchings, Nabegh George Mikhaeel, Kerry J Savage, Laurie H Sehn, Sally Barrington, Jakob W Hansen, Mette O Poulsen, Daniel Smith, Kirsty Rady, Karen J Mylam, Thomas S Larsen, Staffan Holmberg, Maja B Juul, Sabrina Cordua, Michael R Clausen, Kristina B Jensen, Martin Bogsted, Hans E Johnsen Show all
British Journal of Haematology | WILEY | Published : 2016
Involvement of the internal female reproductive organs by diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is uncommon, and there are sparse data describing the outcomes of such cases. In total, 678 female patients with DLBCL staged with positron emission tomography/computed tomography and treated with rituximab-containing chemotherapy were identified from databases in Denmark, Great Britain, Australia, and Canada. Overall, 27/678 (4%) had internal reproductive organ involvement: uterus (n = 14), ovaries (n = 10) or both (n = 3). In multivariate analysis, women with uterine DLBCL experienced inferior progression-free survival and overall survival compared to those without reproductive organ involvement..View full abstract
This study was supported in part by research funding from A.P Moller foundation (TEG) and the North Denmark Region (TEG). All authors reported no conflict of interest related to the present study.