Archive for the 'Pleural Effusion' Category

28 Mar

Recurrent Pleural Effusion as Manifesting Feature of Primitive Chest Wall Hodgkin’s Disease: Discussion

Tracheobronchial and mediastinal lymph nodes are the most common sites of thoracic HD. Pleural effusion is not frequent and is almost always associated with enlarged thoracic lymph nodes. In a review of 15 cases of primary pulmonary HD defined as restriction of disease to the lung without hilar or mediastinal lymph node involvement, 14 had […]

27 Mar

Recurrent Pleural Effusion as Manifesting Feature of Primitive Chest Wall Hodgkin’s Disease

It is common opinion that pleural effusion, which accompanies 30 percent of thoracic Hodgkins disease (HD) is secondary to obstructed lymphatic return by enlarged hilar or mediastinal lymph nodes; this hypothesis also explains the common negativity of pleural fluid cytologic examination for malignant cells. We report a very unusual case of recurrent, cytologically benign pleural […]

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