Thorax 59:818-819 doi:10.1136/thx.2003.008094
  • Case Report

A case of lymphomatoid granulomatosis masquerading as a lung abscess

  1. M McCloskey,
  2. M Catherwood,
  3. D McManus,
  4. G Todd,
  5. R Cuthbert,
  6. M Riley
  1. Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr M M McCloskey
    Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Glenshane Road, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK;
  • Received 9 April 2003
  • Accepted 9 October 2003


Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LG) is a rare T cell rich, B cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma which is difficult to diagnose. We present a patient with LG who demonstrated many of the difficulties in diagnosis and highlighted the importance of reviewing the diagnosis if treatment does not have the anticipated effect.