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J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2005 Mar-Apr;29(2):228-30.

Recurrent lymphoma of the lung: computed tomography appearance.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305-5105, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the computed tomography findings of recurrent lymphoma involving the lung.

METHODS:

Computed tomography scans of 15 patients with biopsy-proven recurrent lymphoma involving the lung were reviewed. Group mean age of enrolled patients was 38 years (range: 14-68 years). Pathologic specimens were obtained by thoracoscopic or open wedge biopsy (n = 8), transbronchial biopsy (n = 5), and fine needle aspiration (n = 2).

RESULTS:

Nodules, the most common manifestation, were present in all patients; nodules were greater than 10 in number in 12 (80%) of 15 cases and predominantly 6-10 mm in size in 8 cases (53%). Nodular distribution was bilateral and multilobar except in 2 patients, in whom a solitary pulmonary nodule was found. Lymphadenopathy was the second most common finding; it was seen in 13 (87%) of 15 cases and involved an average of 5 nodal stations.

CONCLUSION:

Recurrent lymphoma in the lung most commonly manifests as multiple pulmonary nodules that are typically bilateral and multilobar in distribution.

PMID:
15772542
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