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Skeletal Radiol. 2008 Nov;37(11):1035-9. doi: 10.1007/s00256-008-0512-x. Epub 2008 Jun 3.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma presenting as septic arthritis of the shoulder.

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  • 1NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 E. 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA. Andrea.Donovan@nyumc.org

Abstract

We report a case of a 53-year-old man presenting with shoulder pain mimicking septic arthritis. Laboratory findings were atypical. Biopsy performed to assess for possible osteomyelitis demonstrated chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma. Intra-articular lymphoma is a rare but important consideration in patients with atypical clinical presentation. Imaging alone may be insufficient to render diagnosis as lymphoma can mimic infection, synovial hypertrophic processes, and depositional arthropathy.

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