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Vol 75, No 2 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-03
Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Pancoast tumor-like primary lung lymphoma

Renata Zaucha, Jacek Jassem
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(2):197-199.

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Vol 75, No 2 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-03
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Apical lung location of lymphomas is extremely rare and may pose diagnostic problems. Here we present a case of advanced primary Pancoast-like left apical lung lymphoma incidentally diagnosed in a 72 year old asymptomatic woman after a routine, prophylactic chest X-ray performed in June 2005. FNB was not diagnostic therefore an open lung biopsy was attempted. Histopathological examination of the excised specimen was consistent with B-cell low-grade marginal zone extranodal NHL (BALTL); CD20+, CD3-. Treatment combined of 9 cycles of chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy of the residual mass allowed to achieve a long-term complete remission.

Abstract

Apical lung location of lymphomas is extremely rare and may pose diagnostic problems. Here we present a case of advanced primary Pancoast-like left apical lung lymphoma incidentally diagnosed in a 72 year old asymptomatic woman after a routine, prophylactic chest X-ray performed in June 2005. FNB was not diagnostic therefore an open lung biopsy was attempted. Histopathological examination of the excised specimen was consistent with B-cell low-grade marginal zone extranodal NHL (BALTL); CD20+, CD3-. Treatment combined of 9 cycles of chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy of the residual mass allowed to achieve a long-term complete remission.
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Keywords

bronchus-associated lymphoma; diagnosis; radiotherapy; chemotherapy

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Title

Pancoast tumor-like primary lung lymphoma

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 75, No 2 (2007)

Pages

197-199

Published online

2007-06-03

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(2):197-199.

Keywords

bronchus-associated lymphoma
diagnosis
radiotherapy
chemotherapy

Authors

Renata Zaucha
Jacek Jassem

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