Lymphoproliferative diseases

William George Morice, Thomas V. Colby

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Lymphoreticular diseases affecting the lung include primary and secondary lymphomas and related disorders, leukemias, and a number of lesions that are generally considered benign and hyperplastic processes. Distinguishing neoplastic disorders such as low-grade B-cell lymphomas from reactive conditions associated with prominent lymphoid infiltrates such as lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia has long been difficult for pathologists.1-4 This difficulty is typified by the colorful history of pseudolymphoma (see below) and by lymphomatoid granulomatosis, with all its synonyms,5-7 which has been considered by some to be a peculiar vasculitis and by others a lymphoproliferative disorder, although the weight of evidence suggests that most cases represent the latter.8

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDail and Hammar's Pulmonary Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)9780387721132
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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