CT and MR imaging findings of ocular adnexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma associated with IgG4-related disease: multi-institutional case series

Lymphoma
21/08/2020

Int J Ophthalmol. 2020 Aug 18;13(8):1231-1237. doi: 10.18240/ijo.2020.08.08. eCollection 2020.

ABSTRACT

AIM: To report CT and MR imaging findings of ocular adnexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma associated with IgG4-related disease (IgG4-MALT lymphoma), a rare but clinically important complication of ocular adnexal IgG4-related disease.

METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of histologically confirmed ocular adnexal IgG4-related disease at three tertiary and one secondary referral centers, between February 2003 and December 2016. Seven cases of histopathologically diagnosed IgG4-MALT lymphoma were identified. CT and MR images were analyzed by consensus of two experienced head and neck radiologists.

RESULTS: Lacrimal glands were the main site of involvement in all seven patients. The lesions typically showed well-demarcated margins, iso- to hyperattenuation on precontrast CT, T2 hypo- to isointensity, T1 isointensity, and homogenous internal architecture with homogenous enhancement pattern. Lesions were mostly hyperdense and isointense to normal extraocular muscles on postcontrast CT and MR images, respectively.

CONCLUSION: Unlike in typical ocular adnexal IgG4-related disease, T2 isointensity and hyperattenuation on precontrast CT images were noted in some IgG4-MALT lymphoma cases. Although the findings may be nonspecific, the possibility of accompanying MALT lymphoma may need to be considered, when ocular adnexal lesions in patients clinically suspected of having IgG4-related disease are refractory to glucocorticoids and show T2 isointensity and hyperattenuation on precontrast CT for the optimal


management of the patients. However, this is a case series of a very rare complication of ocular adnexal IgG4-related disease, and thus caution is warranted to generalize the conclusion.