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Revista médica de Chile

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Abstract

DIAZ ASENCIO, Paulina; CONTRERAS OLEA, Oscar  and  DURAN SANTA CRUZ, Josefina. Monoartritis del codo e infarto óseo como presentación inicial de enfermedad linfoproliferativa. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2017, vol.145, n.6, pp.795-798. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0034-98872017000600795.

We report a 68-year-old woman presenting with pain and swelling in her left elbow. An elbow magnetic resonance with gadolinium evidenced bone marrow infiltration and a bone infarct. Given these findings, a body CT scan was performed which showed multiple mesenteric adenopathies and a large retroperitoneal mass. A lymph node biopsy confirmed a B cell lymphoma. Monoarthritis with no systemic manifestations represents a highly uncommon form of presentation of lymphoma. Moreover it usually affects inferior limbs, particularly in the presence of bone infarction.

Keywords : Arthritis; Bone Marrow Diseases; Elbow; Lymphoma; Lymphoproliferative Disorders.

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