CT of nasal-type T/NK cell lymphoma in the lung

J Thorac Imaging. 2006 Mar;21(1):37-9. doi: 10.1097/01.rti.0000179472.46877.28.


Nasal-type T-cell/natural killer cell lymphoma is a new distinctive clinicopathologic entity with a characteristic immunophenotypic expression of CD56. Most cases show a predilection for the nasopharyngeal region and are referred to as nasal T/NK-cell lymphoma. Few cases occur in areas other than the nose. To the best of our knowledge, nasal type T/NK cell lymphoma with isolated lung involvement has not been reported. We illustrate here the CT findings of this rare tumor occurring primarily in the lung.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy, Needle / methods
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dyspnea / etiology
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Fever / etiology
  • Humans
  • Killer Cells, Natural / pathology*
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / classification
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell / classification
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell / diagnosis*
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell / pathology
  • Rare Diseases
  • Sweating / physiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*