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UNILATERAL CHEST WALL EDEMA WITH ASSOCIATED PLEURAL EFFUSION: UNUSUAL SIGN OF PRIMARY RETROPERITONEAL LYMPHOMA

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  • JE Nachitz
  • N Lazarow
  • D Yeshurun

Abstract

Isolated retroperitoneal malignant lymphoma may be asymptomatic until late in its clinical course, or, alternatively, may be manifest by early systemic symptoms such as fever, pruritus or weight loss. In some instances, these rapidly enlarging tumors present with local signs, attributable to compression of nearby structures by growing lymph node masses (1).

We wish to call attention to an unusual clinical presentation of retroperitoneal lymphoma - namely unilateral chest wall edema and ipsilateral pleural effusion.

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Nachitz, J., Lazarow, N. & Yeshurun, D., (1984) “UNILATERAL CHEST WALL EDEMA WITH ASSOCIATED PLEURAL EFFUSION: UNUSUAL SIGN OF PRIMARY RETROPERITONEAL LYMPHOMA”, Lymphology 17(1), 34-36.

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19 Jul 1984
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