Primary thyroid lymphoma: Case series of patients from a developing country

Sajjad Ali Khan, Dania Ali, Abdul Aziz, Najmul Islam

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Primary Thyroid Lymphoma (PTL) is a rare disease, mostly affecting middle-to-old aged females. It has a strong association with pre-existing thyroiditis, which increases the risk of its development. The disease has been studied in detail in the Western populations. However, there is lack of data for south Asians, especially in Pakistani population. This study was carried out to learn more about the disease characteristics in our area. This was a retrospective study where we reviewed four diagnosed and/or treated cases of primary thyroid Lymphoma at tertiary care hospital of Pakistan (Aga Khan University Hospital), Karachi, Pakistan. Each patient's medical record was reviewed and studied. The participants' average age was 62.8±10.12 years, with two males and two females. The histology of all of the patients was compatible with the Diffuse B cell Lymphoma subtype. One patient died as a result of complications, one patient was lost to follow up, and the remaining two patients are doing well with no active complaints and are being followed up on a regular basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1858-1861
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


  • Diffuse large B cell subtype
  • Pakistani population
  • Primary Thyroid lymphoma


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