Pulmonary T-cell lymphoma with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Satoshi Watanabe*, Hazuki Takato, Yuko Waseda, Akira Tokuda, Nobuyuki Katayama, Yukio Kondo, Masaki Fujimura, Shinji Nakao

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Abstract

We report on a 73-year-old man with systemic lymphadenopathy and chest computed tomography (CT) findings of bilateral diffuse ground-glass opacities and interlobular septal thickening. He also had pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Several lymph node biopsies were attempted, without a definitive diagnosis. A thoracoscopic lung biopsy was performed, and the specimen was diagnosed as peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS). Lymphoma cells had invaded lung vessels, resulting in PAH. We should include pulmonary lymphoma in the differential diagnosis of patients with PAH and chest CT findings of diffuse ground-glass opacities and interlobular septal thickening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1733-1736
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume50
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Ground-glass opacities
  • Interlobular septal thickening
  • Peripheral T-cell lymphoma
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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    Watanabe, S., Takato, H., Waseda, Y., Tokuda, A., Katayama, N., Kondo, Y., Fujimura, M., & Nakao, S. (2011). Pulmonary T-cell lymphoma with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Internal Medicine, 50(16), 1733-1736. https://doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.50.5329