Bronchiolocentric chronic lymphocytic leukemia

David E. Palosaari, Thomas V. Colby

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Three patients presented with symptoms of severe dyspnea, radiologic evidence of bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and one had diffuse wheezing on auscultation. Open‐lung biopsies revealed a neoplastic lym‐phocytic infiltrate in an exquisitely bronchiolocentric distribution with relative sparing of the rest of the lung parenchyma. Two patients had a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), whereas pulmonary disease was the initial manifestation of the lymphoproliferative disorder in the third. Clinical and pathologic features of the three cases are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1695-1698
Number of pages4
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 15 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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