Primary Pulmonary MALT Lymphoma Presenting as Non-Resolving Pneumonia

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Iftikhar, Asma, Magh, Albert, Cheema, Muhammed Azaz, Thappa, Sarah, Sahni, Sonu, Karbowitz, Stephen
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primary pulmonary lymphoma, MALT lymphoma, non resolving pneumonia, lung cancer, Neoplasms, Respiratory Tract Diseases
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Primary lung lymphoma (PLL) is a rare unilateral or bilateral lung disorder that is challenging to diagnose solely based on clinical and radiological presentation. PLL may be misdiagnosed as pneumonia or a lung tumor due to non-specific findings. PLL is most frequently a mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, a type of extranodal low-grade B-cell lymphoma most commonly discovered in the gastrointestinal tract. PLL should be considered in the differential diagnosis of non-resolving pneumonias. Herein we present a case of an 84-year-old patient discovered to have a primary pulmonary MALT lymphoma presenting as a non-resolving pneumonia causing a clinical challenge.

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