NK/T cell lymphoma of the lung: a case report and review of literature

Loohaburanakit, P.; Hardin, K. A.
March 2006
Thorax;Mar2006, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p267
Academic Journal
Primary lymphoma of the lung is rare and is usually of B cell type. Tissue samplings taken by transbronchial biopsy and computed tomographic (CT) guided needle biopsy of the right perihilar area of an elderly woman who presented with refractory pneumonia showed T cell lymphocytosis with no evidence of active infection, The patient's respiratory status rapidly deteriorated and she eventually died. Post mortem examination revealed primary pulmonary T cell lymphoma with natural killer (NK) cell features. We present what may be the first case of primary NK/T cell pulmonary lymphoma and review the literature on the subject.


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