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Rare disease
Primary bony Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  1. Fariba Binesh1,
  2. Mohammad Reza Mirjalili2,
  3. Ali Akhavan3,
  4. Hossein Navabii4
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Shahid Sadoghi Hospital, Yazd, Iran
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Shahid Sadoghi Hospital, Yazd, Iran
  3. 3Department of Radiotherapy, Shahid Sadoghi Hospital, Yazd, Iran
  4. 4Shahid Sadoghi Hospital, Yazd, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fariba Binesh, binesh44{at}yahoo.com

Summary

Hodgkin’s lymphoma most commonly presents with progressive painless enlargement of peripheral lymph nodes, especially around the cervical region. At the time of diagnosis osseous involvement is uncommon and even in the late stages only 9–35% of cases have any bony involvement. Rarely Hodgkin’s lymphoma presents as an osseous lesion without involvement of lymph nodes, therefore the histological diagnosis of osseous Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be problematic. Here, the authors present a rare case of primary osseous Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a review of the literature.

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