Primary malignant lymphoma of the rib with pathological fracture: A case report

Tohru Mawatari, Mayuko Uehara, Shunsuke Ohori, Yohsuke Kuroda, Kiyofumi Morishita, Kazuhiro Kudoh, Atsushi Watanabe

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We report a case of a comparatively rare primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the rib in a 42-year-old man. The patient complained of a strong pain in the left dorsal chest when coughing and visited our hospital. A computed tomography examination revealed a tumor shadow with a diameter of about 2 cm in association with a pathological fracture. A whole body evaluation suggested that the lesion had not invaded any other part of the body, and excision of the tumor, rib, and soft tissue was performed. The pathological diagnosis of the specimen was a diffuse large Bcell malignant lymphoma. The pathological findings suggested that a curative excision had been achieved, and no other treatment was performed. No relapses have occurred, and the patient is being carefully followed up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-291
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Chest Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 20 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Excision
  • Malignant lymphoma
  • Pathologic fracture
  • Rib origin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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