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., ...Daha Fazla

TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.25, ss.152-155, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.152-155

Özet

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.