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Table 1 Clinical features of PBL cases

From: Clinicopathologic features of plasmablastic lymphoma: Single-center series of 8 cases from Saudi Arabia

Patient # Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Case 4 Case 5 Case 6 Case 7 Case 8
Age 59 58 52 20 33 43 52 51
Gender Female Male Male Male Male Male Female Male
Primary site (s) Nasopharynx Parotid mass/ Mandible Iliac fossa mass Skin/LNs Neck masses /LNs LNs Ovary Maxillary bone/tissue
Lymph nodes involvement No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Other Organs involved CNS Spleen Lungs CNS Spleen Spleen GIT No
Multiple bone Liver Liver Liver Liver
Lungs Lungs
B-symptoms Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
HIV status + +
BM involvement + + + + + ND
Stage IV IV IV IV IV IV IV I
Lytic lesions Yes No No No No Yes Yes No
M protein IgG   IgM
CSF cytology
Therapy CHOP-R ESHAP CHOP-R Bortezomib ESHAP Palliative Palliative CHOP-R
Radiotherapy Dexamethasone
Response to chemotherapy Partial No Partial No Partial N/A N/A Partial
Outcome Died of disease Died of disease Died of disease Died of disease Died of disease Died of disease Died of disease Died of disease
Survival time (months) 12 3 9 1 7 2 4 13
  1. ND Not done, N/A Not applicable