Primary pulmonary Hodgkin's disease: a distinct entity

Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. Apr-Jun 2006;48(2):139-41.


A 30-year-old lady presented with fever, dry cough and weight loss for the preceding five months. Radiological investigations revealed a solitary nodular lesion in the lingula of the left lung. Guided fine needle aspiration cytology failed to yield any diagnostic material. Bronchoscopic cytology was also not contributory. As a last resort open lung biopsy was done and a diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease was made. Hilar and pre aortic lymph node biopsies showed only reactive change. The final diagnosis was primary pulmonary Hodgkin's disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Hodgkin Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Hodgkin Disease / pathology*
  • Hodgkin Disease / therapy
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / therapy
  • Radiography