A Rare Case of Primary Ovarian Lymphoma in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Can We Attribute This to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors?

Thota, Swapna; Manda, Sudhir; Dahbar, Mazen; Daw, Hameed
November 2009
Clinical Ovarian Cancer;Nov2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p121
Academic Journal
Ovarian involvement as an initial manifestation of lymphoma is a rare occurrence. A literature search reveals that the current knowledge is limited to few case reports. Recently it has been suggested that the use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFIs) is associated with increased incidence of malignant lymphomas. Herein, we present a case of primary ovarian lymphoma in a patient with severe rheumatoid arthritis receiving long-term treatment with TNFIs.


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