Fibrin-associate diffuse large B-Cell lymphoma arising in a left atrial myxoma: A case report and literature review(✰,✰✰)


Cardiovasc Pathol. 2020 Jul 22;49:107264. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2020.107264. Online ahead of print.


We report a 60-year-old male with fibrin-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (fa-DLBCL) in left atrial myxoma. Echocardiography showed a mass (63 mm × 33 mm) in the left atrium. Histological inspection indicated fa-DLBCL on the surface of atrial myxoma incidentally, together with extensive fibrinous like exudation on myxoma surface. Malignant cells were localized in solid sheets and nests at the peripheral area of the fibrinous exudation which were positive for B-lineage markers (CD20+,

CD79a+, PAX-5+) and in situ hybridization of EBV-encoded RNA (EBER). PCR amplification showed clonal rearrangement of immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) genes. The patient was still alive with no recurrence in the 35-month follow-up after surgery. We also did a detailed clinicopathological analysis and literature review, which indicated that fa-DLBCL was a heterogeneous entity.