Pulmonary lymphoma

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 30 Jul 2018

Pulmonary lymphoma refers to lung parenchymal involvement with lymphoma.

It can be broadly divided as primary or secondary:

Two additional categories have also been described which include 4:

A number of features may be present on HRCT which include:

  • a mass or mass-like consolidation greater than 1 cm with or without cavitations or bronchograms - most common finding according to one study 2
  • masses of pleural origin
  • nodules <1 cm
  • alveolar or interstitial infiltrates
  • peribronchial or perivascular thickening with or without atelectasis
  • pleural effusions
  • hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy

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