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Lymphoma Presenting Asymptomatic Pleural Effusion

Krittibus Samui1*, Rajesh Chawla2, Nikhil Modi1 and Dixit Kumar Thakur2
1Department of Critical Care Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, , New Delhi, India
2Department of Respiratory, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, , New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author : Krittibus Samui, Research Fellow, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India, Tel: +91-9718955398, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 24, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 27, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 05, 2017

Abstract

Lymphoma presenting as a case of asymptomatic pleural effusion is a rare entity. We report a case of 56 years old average build male from northern India who is a known case of osteoporosis and vitamin B12 deficiency diagnosed few years before, came to our institute for routine health checkup without any symptom. Chest X-ray showed right sided pleural effusion. We planned for Pleural fluid study which was suggestive of lymph proliferative disorder. We decided to evaluate this patient in detail to look for type of malignancy, systemic involvement and treatment as early possible.

Keywords:  Lymphoma; Pleural effusion; Lymphoproliferative; Malignancy

Citation: Chawla R, Samui K, Modi N, Thakur D (2017) Lymphoma Presenting Asymptomatic Pleural Effusion. J Respir Med 1: 104.

Copyright: © 2017 Chawla R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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