BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223809
  • Rare disease

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma presenting as an obstructing endobronchial mass—A rare presentation

  1. Nazir Lone MD3
  1. 1Internal Medicine, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, New York, USA
  2. 2Pulmonary and Critical Care, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, New York, USA
  3. 3Pulmonary and Critical Care, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Haisam Abid MD, haisam.abid{at}
  • Accepted 20 February 2018
  • Published 9 March 2018


We report a case of Hodgkin’s lymphoma presenting as an endobronchial mass in a 40-year-old man with history of 8 months of non-specific symptoms like cough, fatigue and weight loss. Initially he was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics for suspicion of pneumonia without recovery. Radiographic work-up showed cavitary consolidation of the upper lobe of the left lung, followed by bronchoscopy which showed obstructing mass of the upper lobe of the left lung mimicking primary lung carcinoma. Immunohistochemical staining of the specimen was suggestive of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The patient responded well to the chemotherapy regimen.


  • Contributors Concept: HA and JK. Review of articles: HA. Case presentation: HA. Discussion: HA. Draft revision: JK and NL.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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