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Nigerian Medical Practitioner

Primary Testicular Lymphoma In Nigerian Males: Case Report and Clinicopathological Review

Authors: GO Omoniyi-Esan, KA Adelusola, MB Kagu, MA Durosinmi

Journal: Nigerian Medical Practitioner

A review of cases of primary testicular lymphoma seen within a period of twelve years at the OAUTHC Nigeria was carried out. Three cases of primary testicular lymphoma were seen during the study period. Their ages range between 20-45 years (median age 25 ). The histological types were diffuse large cell lymphoma and small lymphocytic lymphoma. The clinical features and management of one of the patients is also presented. The prevalence of primary testicular lymphoma in this environment is similar to the prevalence elsewhere but the age at presentation differs. There is a need to be on the lookout for the disease not only in the elderly but also in young patients presenting with testicular masses. Key Words : testicular, lymphoma, Non- Hodgkin Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 48 (1) 2005:14 - 16