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Vol 83, No 1 (2015)
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Accepted: 2015-01-08
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Primary pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma: a case report

Bartosz Kubisa, Anna Bocheńska, Maria Piotrowska, Paweł Dec, Anna Lesińska, Anna Kubisa, Janusz Wójcik, Jarosław Pieróg, Tomasz Grodzki
DOI: 10.5603/PiAP.2015.0006
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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015;83(1):45-49.

open access

Vol 83, No 1 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2015-01-08
Accepted: 2015-01-08

Abstract

Primary pulmonary lymphoma accounts only 0,5% of all primary lung neoplasms. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a low grade B-cell extranodal lymphoma. It is a quite infrequent entity, however it constitutes from 72% to 90% of all pulmonary lung lymphomas. Long-term stimulation of bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue by antigens, smoking, inflammatory disorders or autoimmune diseases are thought to be leading to the development of MALT lymphoma. We present the case of primary pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. A 76-year-old man with a history of heavy smoking (22.5 pack years) was admitted to the hospital for a further diagnostics of an abnormal finding in the right lung visualized on the chest X-ray. The diagnostic process, including imagining studies did not reveal the etiology of a lesion in the right lung. The patient was qualified for surgical diagnostics. The histological finding confirmed extranodal marginal low-grade B-cell lymphoma of mucosa -associated lymphoid tissue.

Abstract

Primary pulmonary lymphoma accounts only 0,5% of all primary lung neoplasms. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a low grade B-cell extranodal lymphoma. It is a quite infrequent entity, however it constitutes from 72% to 90% of all pulmonary lung lymphomas. Long-term stimulation of bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue by antigens, smoking, inflammatory disorders or autoimmune diseases are thought to be leading to the development of MALT lymphoma. We present the case of primary pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. A 76-year-old man with a history of heavy smoking (22.5 pack years) was admitted to the hospital for a further diagnostics of an abnormal finding in the right lung visualized on the chest X-ray. The diagnostic process, including imagining studies did not reveal the etiology of a lesion in the right lung. The patient was qualified for surgical diagnostics. The histological finding confirmed extranodal marginal low-grade B-cell lymphoma of mucosa -associated lymphoid tissue.

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Keywords

lung, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, histological diagnostics

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Title

Primary pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma: a case report

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 83, No 1 (2015)

Pages

45-49

DOI

10.5603/PiAP.2015.0006

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015;83(1):45-49.

Keywords

lung
mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma
histological diagnostics

Authors

Bartosz Kubisa
Anna Bocheńska
Maria Piotrowska
Paweł Dec
Anna Lesińska
Anna Kubisa
Janusz Wójcik
Jarosław Pieróg
Tomasz Grodzki

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