2012 Volume 51 Issue 5 Pages 491-495
A 49-year-old woman with a 20-year history of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) was incidentally found to have an abnormal chest X-ray along with dyspnea and desaturation. Chest CT findings showed multiple cystic shadows, ground glass opacity, and small nodule-like lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia (LIP), which have been previously reported. She was diagnosed by surgical lung biopsy to have mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. It was difficult to detect the presence of lymphoma by the use of only CT findings. Pulmonary involvement of SS occurs in various forms so that SS patients with pulmonary involvement should undergo open biopsy to reach a definitive diagnosis.