Case Report
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World J Clin Oncol. Aug 24, 2020; 11(8): 673-678
Published online Aug 24, 2020. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v11.i8.673
Intravascular lymphoma with hypopituitarism: A case report
Teiko Kawahigashi, Shinichi Teshima, Eri Tanaka
Teiko Kawahigashi, Department of General Internal Medicine, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kanagawa 247-8533, Japan
Shinichi Teshima, Department of Histopathology, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kanagawa 247-8533, Japan
Eri Tanaka, Department of Hematology, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kanagawa 247-8533, Japan
Author contributions: Kawahigashi T made substantial contributions to the conception of the case and wrote the initial draft of the manuscript; Teshima S contributed to the acquisition and interpretation of the patient’s findings and data; Tanaka E was involved in drafting the manuscript, revising it critically for important intellectual content, and provided final approval for the version to be published; all authors meet the criteria for authorship and have read the manuscript and have approved this submission.
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Corresponding author: Teiko Kawahigashi, MD, Doctor, Department of General Internal Medicine, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, 1370-1 Okamoto, Kanagawa 247-8533, Japan.
Received: January 20, 2020
Peer-review started: January 20, 2020
First decision: April 3, 2020
Revised: May 7, 2020
Accepted: June 27, 2020
Article in press: June 27, 2020
Published online: August 24, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: When encountering cases showing a variety of symptoms that cannot be reasonably explained, general physicians should consider intravascular lymphoma (IVL) and its useful diagnostic tool, i.e., random skin biopsy. Additionally, the mechanisms underlying lymphoma-associated hypopituitarism associated with IVL have not yet been elucidated, thereby necessitating further case studies and laboratory-based research.