Massive splenomegaly and lymphopenia: a unique case of obstructive shock.

Nikhil Anand Huprikar*, Maria T. Kurtz, Cristin A. Mount

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We present a patient with intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL)-induced obstructive shock. This case represents a unique presentation of the disease, while highlighting the difficulty of establishing the diagnosis. Although there was a high clinical suspicion for a lymphomatous process, the obstructive shock component of the patient's presentation was perplexing. It was not until the autopsy reports demonstrated lymphocytes within the pulmonary vasculature that the clinical picture of altered mental status, weight loss and obstructive shock were unified to the diagnosis of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
StatePublished - 2013


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