Pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma accompanied with cystic change

Itaru Nagahiro, Hiroshi Nouso, Tsuyoshi Kawai, Keisuke Toda, Tetsuji Nobuhisa, Yoshikatsu Endou, Takanori Watanabe, Yusuke Matsumoto, Kyohei Kai, Shinji Ishizuka, Shizou Satou

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A 64-year-old male with throat discomfort visited our hospital, and a chest computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a cystic lesion with a central solid component in the right lung (in the lower lobe, 4.1 x 3.9 cm in diameter). Transbronchial lung biopsy was performed and the lesion was diagnosed as mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the lung. No other lymphoma lesion was detected and it was diagnosed as the stage I-E, and a right lower lobectomy was performed. The cystic lesion derived from alveolus and bronchus destroyed by lymphoma infiltration and it might be caused by air retention due to check-valve mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)


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