J Korean Radiol Soc.  2000 Mar;42(3):531-535. 10.3348/jkrs.2000.42.3.531.

Disseminated Primary Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of Bone: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea. smlee@dsmc.or.kr


Primary lymphoma of bone is uncommon and disseminated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is extremely rare. The authors report a case of primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of bone involving the whole skeleton without evidence of invo l vement of lymph nodes or other tissue. Radiographic examination demonstrated moth-eaten or permeative bone destruction with endosteal scalloping. The MRI revealed hypointense bone marrow to fat on T2 weighted image before treatment. Bone marrow biopsy and subsegment immunohistochemical studies demonstrated the presence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, T-cell type. The patient underwent standard chemotherapy and showed marked resolution, clinically and radiologically.


Bones, diseases; Bone neoplasms, diagnosis; Lymphoma; MR
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