Camper’s and Scarpa’s fasciae: Anatomic landmark to differentiate between lymph node and abdominal wall involvement in a case of lymphoma




Cutaneous involvement, Extra-nodal lymphoma, Fascia, MALT lymphoma


Cutaneous involvement of MALT lymphoma can either be primary or secondary, Secondary spread to the skin is considered disseminated extra-nodal disease involvement, which is classifies as a stage IV disease.

We described a case of a 44-year-old woman with MALT lymphoma of the lacrimal glands with biopsy-proven lymphoma involvement in the subcutaneous tissue of the anterior abdominal wall. This involvement is manifested as multiple small discrete solid enhancing subcutaneous nodules. Although such findings on conventional CT scans are usually non-specific and may present in various systemic conditions, the knowledge of the patient’s prior clinical history should alert interpreting radiologists to be aware of cutaneous and subcutaneous involvement of lymphoma. This awareness can help plan the use of imaging-guided tissue biopsy for a minimally-invasive and safe acquisition of tissue specimen for histopathological diagnosis.


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Kaewsathorn C, Kritcharoen W, Bhuthathorn L. Camper’s and Scarpa’s fasciae: Anatomic landmark to differentiate between lymph node and abdominal wall involvement in a case of lymphoma. ASEAN J Radiol [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];25(1):31-4. Available from:



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