Primary Lymphomas of the Lung

Francis C. Nichols, Stephen D. Cassivi

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Primary pulmonary lymphoma (PPL) is a rare disease, which is usually a low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), related to mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). High quality histological assessment is the key to management. Low-grade PPL has an excellent prognosis and can usually be treated by surgical resection alone. High-grade lymphomas require additional chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Primary pulmonary Hodgkin's disease (HD) is usually treated with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, usually with a good prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook of Uncommon Cancer, Third Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0470012021, 9780470012024
StatePublished - Jul 11 2006


  • Chemotherapy
  • Primary pulmonary Hodgkin's disease
  • Primary pulmonary lymphoma
  • Prognosis
  • Surgery
  • VATS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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