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We would like to describe an unusual location of marginal zone B-cell lymphoma in a surgical scar.
A 53-year-old patient was admitted for a painful, hard abdominal scar. A splenectomy trough midline laparotomy for splenomegaly was performed 8 months earlier, which allowed the diagnosis of splenic marginal zone B-cell lymphoma with bone marrow involvement. A malignant circulating clone was present at the time of splenectomy. This scar was removed and the circulating clone disappeared on follow-up. Pathological examination showed …
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