What is Primary Cutaneous Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Leg Type?Primary cutaneous diffuse large B cell lymphoma of the leg is aggressive cancer that arises from B lymphocytes and usually forms lesions on the skin of the legs. It is aggressive cancer and has a poor prognosis (probable course of the disease).
What is a B Lymphocyte?B-lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell that forms antibodies to fight against foreign agents and pathogens and plays a role in the body’s defense system.
Disease Etiology (Causes)There is no well-known cause.
Disease EpidemiologyIt accounts for approximately 5-10% of all diffuse large B-cell lymphomas. It usually affects the elderly, with the peak incidence in the 7th decade of life.
Signs and Symptoms
- Reddish-brown nodules on the lower part of the leg, usually below the leg
- Tumor nodules can also appear on the skin of the chest, head, neck, and upper part of the arms
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis these are
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor.
- Tumor biopsy
- Histo-pathological examination