Primary B lymphoma tumor of the ulnar nerve. Case report
Primary lymphoma of a peripheral nerve is a very rare condition with only a few cases reported in the medical literature. Primary lymphoma of a peripheral nerve in the upper extremity was reported in only four cases in the English and French literature. We present a case of a 54-year-old man, in good health, without other medical conditions, who came to our unit complaining of paraesthesia in the ulnar territory of the hand. MRI investigation showed a mass situated in the ulnar nerve sheaths, in the lower third of the arm. Surgical exploration and excision were performed. Morphopathological results revealed a very uncommon tumor, a large B cell diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the second primary ulnar nerve lymphoma presented in the literature.
Early diagnosis and a better understanding of the pathogenesis of these tumors may change medical and surgical strategies, with further enhancement of survival rates.