Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu

Presentation

Insidious onset back ache. Ultrasound revealed multiple abdominal lymph nodes.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female
CT

Multiple enlarged discrete lymph nodes are seen in porta hepatis, celiac axis, mesenteric root, para aortic, aortocaval and paracaval stations. They enhance mildly, appear to encase vessels without much displacement. Preserved perilymph node fat planes. No other abdominal solid visceral lesions.

Case Discussion

Insidious onset back ache is the typical presentation of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a young patient. Ultrasound initially picks up the abdominal lymphadenopathy which is later on confirmed with a contrast enhanced CT scan and biopsy. The typical non invasive nature of lymph node growth distinguishes it from other neoplastic etiologies. 

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Case information

rID: 57219
Published: 13th Dec 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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