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© Mridula Jacob, Vijaya Pai H., 2019
Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal
Vijaya Pai H.
Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
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Extraocular muscle enlargement: rare presentation of plasmablastic lymphoma
Vol 16 No 4 (2019): Asian Journal of Opthalmology
Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
Published: Nov 23, 2019
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a very rare and highly aggressive variant of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is usually seen in the oral cavity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-affected individuals. Very few cases of PBL are reported in the orbit till date. Morphologically and immunologically, it can mimic plasma cell myeloma. It is highly fatal and poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to the treating clinician. This scenario makes reporting of such rare tumors more relevant. We report a rare case of PBL of the orbit in a 49-year-old HIV-positive lady who presented with acute onset of painful proptosis and loss of vision in her left eye.