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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2018 Sep 12:218492318798230. doi: 10.1177/0218492318798230. [Epub ahead of print]

Primary cardiac natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, a very rare form of lymphoma.

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1 Department of Radiology, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
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3 Department of Pathology, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
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2 Department of Cardiology, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
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4 Department of Radiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, USA.

Abstract

Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma is a rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is divided into nasal, non-nasal, and aggressive/leukemia subtypes, according to anatomic origin and clinical manifestations, with each subtype carrying a different prognosis. We present a case of primary cardiac natural killer/T-cell lymphoma with extension to other organs in a 38-year-old man, to highlight the role of imaging in categorizing nasal versus non-nasal types. This distinction has relevant implications for patient care because the non-nasal type has a much lower survival rate.

KEYWORDS:

Heart neoplasms; Lymphoma; Positron-emission tomography computed tomography.; extranodal NK-T-cell

PMID:
30208726
DOI:
10.1177/0218492318798230

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