Persistent intermediate uveitis associated with latent manifestation of facial large b-cell non-hodgkin lymphoma

E. Jason Sabet-Peyman, Charles G. Eberhart, Kashif Janjua, Syed Mahmood Shah, Diana V. Do, Quan Dong Nguyen

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Purpose: To report a case of intraocular non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) manifesting as persistent intermediate uveitis, facial mass, and Bell palsy. Design: Retrospective, interventional case report. Methods: A 51-year-old patient with persistent intermediate uveitis for 4 years is diagnosed with intraocular NHL after developing Bell palsy and a facial mass. Initial diagnostic vitrectomy was inconclusive. Results: Subsequent treatment with cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine, prednisone, and rituximab resulted in regressed facial mass and improved visual acuity. Conclusion: NHL can manifest as latent Bell palsy and facial mass in addition to the more common symptoms of uveitis. Intraocular NHL should be suspected in any patient of any age with persistent uveitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009



  • B-cell
  • Bell palsy
  • Facial mass
  • Intermediate uveitis
  • Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology

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