A case of plasmablastic lymphoma diagnosed on liquid-based Pap test

Julian Arce, Kameelah Broadway, Jonathan Somma, Samer Khader

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Primary gynecological lymphomas are rare and difficult to diagnose with Pap test. Herein, we report an uncommon case of plasmablastic lymphoma in a 61-year-old female with human immunodeficiency virus that presents with vaginal bleeding. The following case report shows the cytological features on liquidbased Pap test, cell block studies with diagnostic immunohistochemistry, discussion of the diagnostic difficulties, and a literature review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)956-958
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Gynecological lymphomas
  • Liquid-based Pap test
  • Plasmablastic lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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