Primary pulmonary lymphoma

What is Primary pulmonary lymphoma?

A rare neoplastic disease defined as a clonal lymphoid proliferation affecting one or both lungs (parenchyma and/or bronchi) in a patient with no detectable extrapulmonary involvement at diagnosis or during the subsequent 3 months. PPL comprises low grade/indolent B cell PPL forms, the most frequent form represented by the marginal B-cell lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) and other non-MALT low grade lymphomas; and more rarely high-grade B-cell PPL (including diffuse large B cell lymphoma) and lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG).

Inheritance type

Not applicable

Age of Onset

  • Adult
  • Elderly
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