Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with involvement of the chest wall

William H. Porr, Jonathan L. Henderson, Michael J. Morris

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The development of a solitary chest wall mass due to underlying malignant lymphoma is an uncommon clinical presentation. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, can affect multiple organs including the lungs and pleural space. In some instances, there may be preexisting inflammation such as a chronic pyothorax before lymphoma arises in these locations. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma may frequently disseminate to extranodal sites, but involvement of the chest wall has been reported in nearly 100 cases. This report details an unusual presentation of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma from an enlarging chest wall mass and an underlying lymphomatous pleural effusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Respiratory Medicine Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Chest wall mass
  • Lymphoma
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pyothorax


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