Primary Bone Lymphoma: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

J Cancer Res Ther. Jul-Sep 2010;6(3):296-8. doi: 10.4103/0973-1482.73366.


Primary bone lymphoma (PBL) is an uncommon tumor accounting for approximately 4-5% of extra nodal lymphoma and less than 1% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Disease may be complicated at presentation by pathological fracture or spinal cord compression. Diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) accounts for the majority of cases of PBL. Owing to its rarity, only a few retrospective studies have been published addressing the prognosis and treatment of primary bone lymphoma. In this paper, we report our experience with two cases of PBL treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy and review literature to elucidate the optimal treatment of primary bone lymphoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Bone Neoplasms / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma / diagnosis
  • Lymphoma / pathology*
  • Lymphoma / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed