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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 392758, 5 pages
Case Report

Five Cases of Non-Hodgkin B-Cell Lymphoma of the Ovary

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kocaeli University Medical Faculty, Kocaeli, Turkey
2Suleymaniye Gynaecologic and Obstetrics Training and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Hematology/Oncology, Kocaeli University Medical Faculty, Kocaeli, Turkey

Received 19 September 2013; Accepted 2 December 2013; Published 22 January 2014

Academic Editors: E. Cosmi and Y. Purwosunu

Copyright © 2014 Taylan Senol et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The involvement of the ovary in lymphomatous process is rare. Such an involvement may occur in 2 ways, primary or secondary. We report 5 cases of ovarian non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, with 3 of which primarily arising in the ovaries. Ovarian lymphoma can mimic more frequently occurring tumors including advanced epithelial carcinoma and radical surgery may be performed instead of a biopsy. The immunophenotypic and clinicopathologic features exhibited in this small series are described to call attention to early diagnosis and treatment of ovarian lymphoma. All patients were diagnosed as having DLBCL after ovary biopsy. Different treatment modalities were used and prognosis of the patients was reported.