Primary effusion lymphoma of T-cell origin with t(7;8)(q32;q13) in an HIV-negative patient with HCV-related liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma positive for HHV6 and HHV8
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A 67-year-old man with chronic hepatitis C since 1981 was found to have a few mass lesions that were detected in an abdominal echogram performed in 2006. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) viremia was confirmed by a quantitative assay of viral load of 7.8 log IU/mL in the plasma (Cobas TaqMan HCV, Roche, Branchburg, NJ). Computed tomography (CT) detected one mass in S6 and another mass in S8 in his liver. On the basis of angiographic findings and liver biopsy, he was diagnosed with HCV-associated liver cirrhosis (LC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Lipiodol-transcatheter arterial embolization and percutaneous ethanol injection therapy were administered for the lesions, and HCC relapse was not detected. The patient was admitted in 2008 because of an enlarging abdomen and early satiety. CT scan showed massive fluid accumulation within the peritoneal cavity but there were no new HCC lesions (Fig. 1a). A gallium-67 scintigram revealed abnormal accumulation of the isotope in the...
KeywordsTumor Lysis Syndrome Primary Effusion Lymphoma Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Therapy Clonal Rearrangement Cobas TaqMan
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