Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Presenting with Recurrent Pleural Effusion: A Rare Case Report OD01-OD02
Dr. Jerin James Dsilva,
Resident, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Smt. S.B.K.S. Medical Institute
and Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University,
Piparia, Vadodara-391760, India.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a type of carcinoma which usually begins with lymph nodes. Pathogenesis of pleural fluid formation and reabsorption is also associated with pulmonary lymphatic system. Usually pleural effusions are encountered as complications due to infective aetiologies and non-infective causes. Pleural fluid formation and reabsorption in pulmonary lymphatic system are associated with pathogenesis. Authors present here a case report of a patient who presented with left sided severe chest pain investigated to have recurrent pleural effusion, and different clinico-radiological presentations. Computed Tomography (CT) scan showed a mediastinal mass from which CT guided biopsy was done and suggestive of Lymphoma. The patient responded to pleurodesis and chemotherapy.