Mol Clin Oncol. 2020 Sep;13(3):15. doi: 10.3892/mco.2020.2085. Epub 2020 Jul 6.
Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a cutaneous malignant lymphoma with an extended clinical course. MF presents in series of dermatological manifestations, beginning with patches and plaques of the skin, and eventually evolving into tumours. Often MF can occur for extended periods without worsening of external symptoms, while the disease advances internally in organs such as lymph nodes, liver, spleen, lung, bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and kidney. The present report presents a clinical
case in which gastrointestinal symptomatology occurred a decade after the first dermatological manifestation. Immunohistochemical analysis of the skin, along with small bowel biopsies revealed evidence of gastric T-cell lymphoma. To the best of our knowledge, the present study is the first to describe such a case in the literature.