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Lung tumor

Lymphoma and lymphoid infiltrates

Waldenström macroglobulinemia


Reviewer: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 22 January 2013, last major update September 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● B cell neoplasm (usually lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma) plus serum IgM monoclonal paraprotein
● Usually elderly patients with indolent clinical course
● Median survival 5 years
● Involves bone marrow (100%), liver, spleen, lymph nodes (15-20%); lung is an unusual site (Am J Surg Pathol 2003;27:1104)
● Hyperviscosity syndrome in 15%

Diagnosis
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● Serum protein electrophoresis to detect monoclonal paraprotein

End of Lung tumor > Lymphoma and lymphoid infiltrates > Waldenström macroglobulinemia


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