Meningeal Relapse of Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma Transformed to T-Cell/Histiocyte-Rich Large B-Cell Lymphoma: A Case Report

Lymphoma
12/10/2020

Front Oncol. 2020 Sep 14;10:1745. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2020.01745. eCollection 2020.

ABSTRACT

Central nervous system involvement in Hodgkin lymphoma is extremely rare, especially in nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL), which usually carries a favorable prognosis. Here we report a case of a young patient with NLPHL, who developed a progressive and fatal neurological deterioration requiring a very extensive work-up including two biopsies to obtain the diagnosis of T-cell/histiocyte-rich large B-cell lymphoma like transformation. This report, which includes post-mortem


analysis, highlights the correlations between clinical, radiological, and biological data but also the difficulties encountered in reaching the correct diagnosis.