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World J Clin Cases. Dec 16, 2016; 4(12): 385-389
Published online Dec 16, 2016. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v4.i12.385
Primary splenic lymphoma: Current diagnostic trends
Sachin B Ingle, Chitra R Hinge (Ingle)
Sachin B Ingle, Department of Pathology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra 4132512, India
Chitra R Hinge (Ingle), Department of Physiology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra 4132512, India
Author contributions: Ingle SB prepared the first draft of the manuscript; Hinge (Ingle) CR critically revised the manuscript, added intellectual content and approved the final draft of the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Sachin B Ingle, Professor, Department of Pathology, MIMSR Medical College, Ambajogai Road, vishwanathpuram, Latur, Maharashtra 4132512, India. dr.sachiningle@gmail.com
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Received: March 13, 2016
Peer-review started: March 14, 2016
First decision: April 20, 2016
Revised: October 9, 2016
Accepted: October 22, 2016
Article in press: October 24, 2016
Published online: December 16, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Primary splenic lymphoma is a rare entity, has vague clinical presentation and can present with grave complications like hypersplenism and splenic rupture. In such circumstances, core biopsy/fine needle aspiration cytology can hit the correct pathological diagnosis. Emergency splenectomy is an effective therapeutic and diagnostic tool in cases with massive splenomegaly with features of hypersplenism.