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1869 - Outcome of primary bone lymphoma: Single center experience


08 Oct 2016


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M Rauf


Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 313-327. 10.1093/annonc/mdw375


M.S. Rauf, S. Akhtar, A. Badran, M.A. Ilyas, Q. Shaikh, M.N. Zahir, Y. Khafaga, I. Maghfoor

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  • Medical Oncology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, 11211 - Riyadh/SA


Abstract 1869


Primary bone lymphoma (PBL) represents less than 1% of all malignant lymphomas. In this retrospective study, we assessed the disease profile, outcome, and prognostic factors in PBL patients.


All patients treated at our center between 1987 and 2013 were reviewed, 113 cases were identified


Male: female 1:1.5, median age 35 years (14-77 yrs), diffuse large B cell lymphoma 86%. Stage I-II in 51/108 and stage III-IV in 57/108 patients. Bulky disease in 56%, B symptoms present in 40% patients. Median follow up (survivors) is 60 months (39,75 interquartile range). 108 patients received curative intent treatment, chemotherapy (CT) alone in 26%, radiation and CT (CTXRT) in 74%. Median radiation dose was 38 Gy (range 30-60 Gy), 96/108 received 6-8 cycles of chemotherapy. At the end of planned treatment, 82.5% were in complete remission (CR), 13.8% showed partial response and only 4 patients had primary progressive disease. Systemic relapse or progression was observed in 22%, with no local recurrence. 5-year overall survival (OS), and progression free survival (PFS) were 82.5% and 76.2% respectively. Disease status at last follow-up was 77 % patients were alive and in CR, 2% alive with disease, 16% died of disease and 5% died of another cause or lost to follow-up. 28 patients progressed or relapsed, 6 received high dose CT and autologous bone marrow transplant (all are alive and in CR) and 19 died of disease. In univariate analyses (log rank test), favorable prognostic factors for PFS were low or low intermediate International Prognostic Index (IPI) score (P = 0.06), CTXRT (P = 0.033), and no B symptoms (P = 0.001). For OS, low or low intermediate IPI score (P = 0.007), stage I-II disease (P = 0.05), CTXRT (P = 0.005), and no B symptoms (P = 0.01) were favorable. Multivariate analysis showed low or low intermediate IPI score, CTXRT and no B symptoms independently influencing PFS. Absence of B symptoms was the only predicting factor for OS.


This is largest data from the Middle East. PBL has good prognosis. Local control is excellent, and systemic failure occurs infrequently. Good IPI score (

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Institutional review board of King Faisal Hospital and Research Center


Institutional review board of King Faisal Hospital and Research Center


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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