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CASE REPORTS
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Primary pulmonary MALT lymphoma presenting as non-resolving pneumonia

Asma Iftikhar, Albert Magh, Muhammed Azaz Cheema, Sarah Thappa, Sonu Sahni, Stephen Karbowitz
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2017.0033
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(4):202-205.

open access

Vol 85, No 4 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-07-31
Submitted: 2017-01-03
Accepted: 2017-06-02

Abstract

Primary lung lymphoma (PLL) is a rare unilateral or bilateral lung disorder that is challenging to diagnose solely based on clinical and radiological presentation. PLL may be misdiagnosed as pneumonia or a lung tumor due to non-specific findings. PLL is most frequently a mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, a type of extranodal low-grade B-cell lymphoma most commonly discovered in the gastrointestinal tract. PLL should be considered in the differential diagnosis of non-resolving pneumonias. Herein we present a case of an 84-year-old patient discovered to have a primary pulmonary MALT lymphoma presenting as a non-resolving pneumonia causing a clinical challenge.

Abstract

Primary lung lymphoma (PLL) is a rare unilateral or bilateral lung disorder that is challenging to diagnose solely based on clinical and radiological presentation. PLL may be misdiagnosed as pneumonia or a lung tumor due to non-specific findings. PLL is most frequently a mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, a type of extranodal low-grade B-cell lymphoma most commonly discovered in the gastrointestinal tract. PLL should be considered in the differential diagnosis of non-resolving pneumonias. Herein we present a case of an 84-year-old patient discovered to have a primary pulmonary MALT lymphoma presenting as a non-resolving pneumonia causing a clinical challenge.

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Keywords

primary pulmonary lymphoma, MALT lymphoma, non resolving pneumonia, lung cancer

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Title

Primary pulmonary MALT lymphoma presenting as non-resolving pneumonia

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 4 (2017)

Pages

202-205

Published online

2017-07-31

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2017.0033

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(4):202-205.

Keywords

primary pulmonary lymphoma
MALT lymphoma
non resolving pneumonia
lung cancer

Authors

Asma Iftikhar
Albert Magh
Muhammed Azaz Cheema
Sarah Thappa
Sonu Sahni
Stephen Karbowitz

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