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Pleural non-Hodgkin's lymphoma arising in a patient with a chronic pyothorax.
  1. N. Y. Hsu,
  2. C. Y. Chen,
  3. S. T. Pan,
  4. C. P. Hsu
  1. Department of Surgery, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China.

    Abstract

    A 69 year old man with a chronic left pyothorax was treated by decortication. Although the treatment rapidly improved respiratory function, histopathological examination revealed a diffuse large B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Subsequent bone marrow biopsy samples disclosed bone marrow involvement. It is possible that non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may develop from a chronic pyothorax.

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