Pleural non-Hodgkin's lymphoma arising in a patient with a chronic pyothorax

N. Y. Hsu, C. Y. Chen, S. T. Pan, C. P. Hsu

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Abstract

A 69 year old man with a chronic left pyothorax was treated by decortication. Although the treatment rapidly improved respiratory function, histopathological examination revealed a diffuse large B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Subsequent bone marrow biopsy samples disclosed bone marrow involvement. It is possible that non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may develop from a chronic pyothorax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-104
Number of pages2
JournalThorax
Volume51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chronic pyothorax
  • Decortication
  • non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Hsu, N. Y., Chen, C. Y., Pan, S. T., & Hsu, C. P. (1996). Pleural non-Hodgkin's lymphoma arising in a patient with a chronic pyothorax. Thorax, 51(1), 103-104.