European Journal of Dermatology


SALT – related B-cell lymphoma presenting as a xanthomatous infiltration of the neck Volume 10, issue 6, September 2000


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Department of Dermatology, Hôpital de l’Antiquaille, 1, rue de l’Antiquaille, 69321 Lyon Cedex 05, France.
  • Page(s) : 481-3
  • Published in: 2000

A 37-year-old man without previous medical history working as a lock keeper was seen in our unit for a progressive painless subcutaneous flesh coloured infiltration of the lower anterior area of the neck growing slowly over 5 months. Clinical cutaneous findings showed a non pruriginous yellowish papulonodular eruption mimicking xanthomas (Figs. 1 and 2). No other clinical abnormalities were found. A cutaneous biopsy specimen was performed. Histopathological examination revealed, under a normal epidermis, a dense lymphoplasmocytoid infiltrate involving the dermis with periadnexal and perivascular reinforcement (Figs. 3 and 4).