J Bras Pneumol, 33(4), 487-91

Fatal outcome in bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma

RL Mattedi, C Bernardi Fdel, CE Bacchi, SA Siqueira, T Mauad

Primary pulmonary lymphoma is rare. The most common histological type is the bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. This type of lymphoma has an indolent course and excellent response to therapy. One-third of all cases are diagnosed incidentally. However, due to the rarity of this disease, little is known about its natural history in terms of dissemination and evolution. Herein, we report the unusual case of a 61-year-old man who refused treatment after being diagnosed with bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma and died 2 years later from massive lung infiltration without dissemination to other organs.

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