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BALTOMe - ein Langzeitverlauf [BALTOMA - long-term follow-up]

Item Type:Article
Title:BALTOMe - ein Langzeitverlauf [BALTOMA - long-term follow-up]
Creators Name:Gaffke, G. and Stroszczynski, C. and Ludwig, W.D. and Puls, R. and Schlecht, I. and Jost, D. and Hosten, N. and Felix, R.
Abstract:Purpose: The purpose of this work was to describe the findings and the long term follow up of pathologically confirmed bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (BALTOMA) in 6 patients. Methods: CT examinations and conventional radiological examinations were reviewed and compared to describe typical radiological findings and patterns of pulmonary manifestations. It were described the number of lesions and characteristics like presence of airspace consolidation, ground-glass attenuation, bubble-like radio-lucencies, air bronchogram, bronchial dilatation, Infiltration and the long term behaviour of the manifestations. Results: Lesions with a positive air bronchogram, no infiltration of extrapulmonary tissue or extrapulmonary manifestations were revealed as typical findings. Only a slow or no progression of disease was shown in most patients over a term of up to twelve years. Conclusions: The lymphoma of the bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue of the lung is a rare tumor. A positive air bronchogram, a multiplicity of disease, bilateral lesions, a fibrotic transformation of the lung tissue and no growth or only a slow groth over al long term of observation are typical radiological findings.
Keywords:Differential Diagnosis, Disease Progression, Follow-Up Studies, Lung Neoplasms, Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma, Pneumonectomy, Postoperative Complications, Thoracoscopy, X-Ray Computed Tomography
Page Range:186-191
Date:1 January 2002
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