Non-Hodgkin lymphoma infiltrating the thoracic wall

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Hard indolent left parasternal mass noticed by the patient about 2 weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Malignant lymphadenopathy in the anterior mediastinum, both axillae, and the neck (not shown).

A large mass encases the left internal thoracic (mammary) artery and has grown through the intercostal spaces into the pectoralis muscles.


CT 5 months later, during chemotherapy.

After 5 month's chemotherapy, a CT showed full remission.

Case Discussion


Diffuse macrocellular B-cell lymphoma.

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Case information

rID: 17663
Published: 2nd May 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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