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Lymphomas presenting as chest wall tumors

Keywords: chest wall tumor , lymphoma , thoracic neoplasms

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Four cases of thoracic lymphoma mimicking chest wall tumors are presented. As resection is not the treatment of first choice in lymphomas, pretherapeutical evaluation of chest wall tumors should include a thoroughly staging and a biopsy for histopathological diagnosis. Chest wall destruction due to an anterior mediastinal mass, or a chest wall tumor associated with mediastinal lymph node enlargement, could be suspicious of thoracic lymphoma. Lymphoma with chest wall involvement mostly turns out to be Hodgkin's disease or large B-cell lymphoma. Stage and histopathological diagnosis have major impact on treatment and prognosis. Therapy is chemotherapy or chemo-radiation.


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