Anaplastic large cell lymphoma presenting as sternal swelling


  • Santhosh Narayanan
  • Divya Prakash Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
  • Gomathy Subramaniam Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
  • Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India



Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), Lymphomas


Lymphomas involving the sternum are very rare. We report a case of lymphoma presenting as lytic sternal lesion. A 14-year-old girl presented with history of painless swelling of central chest (sternum) of 3 months duration. Fine needle aspiration cytology from the site revealed anaplastic large cell lymphoma. It was confirmed by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. She underwent treatment with chemotherapy but succumbed to her illness after six months of treatment.

Author Biography

Santhosh Narayanan

Department of Cardiology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India


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