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J Hematop. 2010 Mar 24;3(1):19-22. doi: 10.1007/s12308-009-0050-z.

NK cell lymphoma, nasal type, with massive lung involvement: a case report.

Abstract

Extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type, is an Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoma that most commonly involves the nasal cavity and upper respiratory tract. Lung involvement by NK/T cell lymphoma is rare and seldom reported in the literature. We describe the unusual case of a 41-year-old male with NK cell lymphoma, nasal type, who presented with massive secondary lung involvement 2.5 years after the detection of a retroperitoneal mass. The diagnosis was made by open lung biopsy. Despite aggressive treatment, the patient died shortly after the initiation of therapy. Lung involvement by NK/T cell lymphoma occurs most commonly as part of widely disseminated disease and carries a poor prognosis for the patient. Novel agents and innovative therapies need to be developed for this aggressive lymphoma.

KEYWORDS:

Epstein–Barr virus; Extranodal NK/T lymphoma; Lung involvement

PMID:
21436870
PMCID:
PMC2883903
DOI:
10.1007/s12308-009-0050-z
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