Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Primary Malignant Lymphoma Originating from the Chest Wall without Preceding Pleural Disease
Yumi IwasaAsuka OkadaHideaki TakenakaTerukazu TakahashiNobuo KoguchiKumiko KatayamaShinsuke MurakamiSumito ChohKoichi TomodaHiroshi Kimura
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2017 Volume 56 Issue 6 Pages 681-686

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An 84-year-old woman presented to our hospital with dyspnea on exertion and left back pain. Chest X-ray and chest computed tomography (CT) revealed an irregular pleural mass invading her left chest wall with rib destruction and pleural effusion. CT-guided needle biopsy revealed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Low-dose oral etoposide produced a complete response, and she continued oral chemotherapy for one year after the diagnosis and maintained good performance status. We herein report a very rare case of non-pyothorax-associated lymphoma that nonetheless resulted in great recovery.

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