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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001;44(8):1558-1561.
Published online August 1, 2001.
A Case of Malignant Lymphoma originated from uterine cervix.
Chae Chun Rhim, Sung Rae Roh, Dong Joo Kim, Min Kyung Song, Jae Sung Lee, Ha Kyong Joo, Youn Hee Park, Ki Sung Ryu, Gu Taek Han, Jong Kun Lee, Joon Mo Lee, Sung Eun Namkoong
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
The malignant lymphomas are neoplastic transformation of cells that reside predominantly in lymphoid tissues. The two major variants of malignant lymphoma are non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease. Although both of these tumors infiltrate reticuloendothelial organs, their biologic and clinical behaviors suggest that they are probably not related. More than 90% of all cases of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are of B-cell derivation. This observation is based upon the expression of B-lineage-restricted antigens as well as clonal rearrangements of immunoglobulin heavy and light chain genes. The malignant lymphoma localized in uterine cervix is rare and characteristically symptom-free expressed. We experienced a case of malignant lymphoma originated from uterine cervix, so we report with a brief of literature.
Key Words: Malignant lymphoma, uterine cervix


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