A patient with endobronchial BALT lymphoma successfully treated with radiotherapy

Sayed M S Hashemi, Martin A Heitbrink, Mehdi Jiwa, Wim G Boersma

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Low-grade bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) lymphoma is a rare tumour originating from the marginal zone of lymphoid tissue. It is a subgroup of B-cell extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with an indolent course. We report a case of this tumour with characteristic histologic feature. The patient had non-specific respiratory complaints. The tumour occluded the right bronchus intermedius. He received radiation therapy alone, resulting in complete remission of the tumour and disappearance of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2227-9
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007


  • Bronchial Neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/diagnosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome

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