A case of primary gastric T-cell lymphoma, which was positive for granzyme B, is reported. The patient was a 47-year-old Japanese female who complained of a dull upper abdominal pain. Radiographic and endoscopic examinations revealed an ulcerative infiltrative lesion in her stomach. Following the confirmation of a high-grade malignant lymphoma, a distal gastrectomy with regional lymph nodal dissection was performed. The histology of the gastric lesion revealed a malignant lymphoma of the diffuse pleomorphic type without lymph nodal involvement. Immunohistochemistry revealed that the tumor cells were positive for LCA, CD3, TIA-1 and granzyme B, but were negative for CD4, CD8, CD56, CD30, L-26, EMA, TCR α/β and TCR γ/δ. Because the tumor cells showed T cell nature with cytotoxic activity proved by TIA-1 and granzyme B, and without evidence of further maturation of T cell, a malignant lymphoma originating from extrathymic-derived T cells was suggested.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine