TITLE

A Rare Presentation of a Rare Disease: Pulmonary Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis

AUTHOR(S)
Mohyuddin, Ghulam Rehman; Sultan, Fatima; Khaleeq, Ghulam
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Case Reports in Pulmonology;2012, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 70-year-old female presented with a 4-week history of dry cough and wheezing. Chest radiograph showed a 10.5 cm masslike density in the anterior mediastinum which had not been previously visualized. Computed tomography scan (CT) of the chest showed a right hilar mass encasing and narrowing right upper lobe bronchus and right mainstem bronchus and secondary atelectatic changes. Biopsy was consistent with a diagnosis of lymphomatoid granulomatosis Grade 3. She responded well clinically and radiologically to therapy. Lymphomatoid granulomatosis is a rare EBV-associated disorder which is considered a lymphoproliferative disease. The most common radiographic feature is multiple lung nodules. An isolated hilar mass is an exceptionally rare presentation of this rare disease.
ACCESSION #
86827593

 

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