Nonnecrobiotic necrobiotic xanthogranuloma as an initial manifestation of paraproteinemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma in a patient with Sjögren syndrome.Am J Dermatopathol. 2011 Dec; 33(8):855-7.AJ
We report a unique case of periocular nonnecrobiotic necrobiotic xanthogranuloma in a 52-year-old white woman with Sjögren syndrome who was subsequently found to have an immunoglobulin G paraproteinemia and coexisting small lymphocytic lymphoma. Therapy with fludarabine, cytoxan, and rituximab (FCR) resulted in a dramatic resolution of her sicca symptoms and periocular xanthogranulomas. This case further illustrates the association of hematolymphoid disorders with cutaneous xanthogranulomatous disease and the importance of additional appropriate laboratory and radiologic investigation for the accurate diagnosis of an underlying malignancy.