Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma presenting as giant kidneys: A case report

Ori Argov, Gideon Charach, Moshe Weintraub, Alexander Shtabsky

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Introduction. Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma is a rare form of tumor of the lymph nodes or lymphoid tissue. In this report we describe an unusual presentation of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma consisting of giant kidneys with no nephrotic syndrome. Case presentation. A 46-year-old Arabic man from Gaza was hospitalized in our ward due to abdominal pain and a weight loss of 20 kg during the preceding two months. The results of the physical examination and laboratory tests raised the possibility of neoplastic disease. A computerized tomographic scan of the abdomen showed huge kidneys, and a kidney biopsy showed infiltration by lymphocytes and eosinophils. The genetic examination revealed T-cell lymphoma. Diagnosis was made by a lymph node biopsy, which shows typical findings of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. Conclusions. Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma can present with huge kidneys without nephrotic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9258
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
StatePublished - 2009


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