Objective: To determine the experience at the Aga Khan University Hospital in diagnosing and treating adult patients with primary lymphoma of bone. Methodology: All patients with Primary lymphoma of bone (PLB) that were diagnosed and/or treated at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi from 2005 to 2019 were included as part of this study. Result: There were 17 patients with PLB including 13 (76.5%) males and 4 (23.5%) females with a mean age of 44 ± 16.5 years. Nine patients were between 30-59 years of age at diagnosis. The mean follow-up time of patients was 80±46.7 months. Six patients had tumours of pelvic bone followed by tibia (5) and femur (4). Four patients had a pathological fracture at the time of presentation whereas 2 (11.8%) required surgical fixation of the pathological fracture. The stage of the tumour was based on Ann Arbor classification. Nine (52.9%) cases had Stage 1 disease, 7 (41.2%) had stage IV disease with metastasis in extra nodal tissues. As for treatment, every patient received chemotherapy whereas 5 (29.4%) received adjuvant radiotherapy. Complete remission in the size of the tumour was seen in 11 (64.7%) patients while 6 (35.3%) had partial remission. Post-treatment, 4 (23.5%) patients expired. The mean Overall Survival (OS) time was 80.18 ± 46.71months with a survival rate of 76.5% Conclusion: Primary lymphoma of the bone can be treated with medical regime and good prophylactic surgeries to avoid pathological fracture such as intramedullary nailing.
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2021|
- Pathological fracture
- Pelvic bone