A case applied with decompensated heart failure findings diagnosed as primary effusion lymphoma


Yildirim N. D. , Bicakci E., Elverdi T. , Yenerel M. N. , Kucukkaya R. D. , Dogan O., ...More

TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.25, no.2, pp.152-155, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.152-155

Abstract

Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) is an infrequent subtype of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma which is characterized by lymphomatous effusions in body cavities, not-associated with mass lesions. Generally PEL is reported in immunocompromised patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human Herpes Virus-8 (HHV-8). Recently HIV and HHV-8 negative cases were also reported. Here, we report a 76 year-old man with HIV and HHV-8 negative PEL successfully treated with R-COP chemotherapy protocol.