Synchronous pulmonary malignancies: Atypical presentation of mantle cell lymphoma masking a lung malignancy

Luke Masha, Andrey Zinchuk, Valia Boosalis

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Abstract

We present a case of a pleural space malignancy masked by an atypical presentation of mantle cell lymphoma. Our patient presented with a large pleural effusion and right sided pleural studding, initially attributed to a new diagnosis of mantle cell lymphoma. Rare atypical epithelial cells were also seen amongst the clonal population of lymphocytes. The patient lacked systemic manifestations of mantle cell lymphoma and did not improve with chemotherapy. A pleural biopsy ultimately revealed the presence of an undifferentiated carcinoma, favoring a lung primary. A discussion of synchronous pleural space malignancies involving lymphomas is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA11
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
JournalRare Tumors
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mantle cell
  • Pleural effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Oncology

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