|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 421-422
Endobronchial lesion and pericardial extension of pediatric hodgkin lymphoma: A rare concomitant presentation
JT Srikanta, K M Chandan Kumar
Institute of Pediatric Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
|Date of Submission||04-Dec-2018|
|Date of Decision||20-Feb-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||28-Feb-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||27-Jun-2020|
Dr. J T Srikanta
Institute of Pulmonology, Apollo Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Concomitant endobronchial lesion and pericardial effusion/extension in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are extremely rare and can be clinically confused with disseminated tuberculosis or aggressive non-HL changing both management and prognosis. We present a 15-year-old adolescent with complaints of fever, weight loss, and acute onset of cough, chest pain, and breathing difficulty. Computed tomography of the thorax showed moderate-to-significant pericardial effusion/extension with significant mediastinal adenopathy. A bronchoscopy demonstrated a well-defined polypoidal mass lesion in the right upper lobe bronchus. Endobronchial biopsy of the lesion with endobronchial ultrasound/transbronchial needle aspiration of mediastinal lymphadenopathy categorically diagnosed with classic HL.
Keywords: Endobronchial biopsy, endobronchial lesion, endobronchial ultrasound/transbronchial needle aspiration, Hodgkin lymphoma, mediastinal lymphadenopathy
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Srikanta J T, Kumar K M. Endobronchial lesion and pericardial extension of pediatric hodgkin lymphoma: A rare concomitant presentation. Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2020;41:421-2
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Srikanta J T, Kumar K M. Endobronchial lesion and pericardial extension of pediatric hodgkin lymphoma: A rare concomitant presentation. Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 9];41:421-2. Available from: http://www.ijmpo.org/text.asp?2020/41/3/421/288093
| Introduction|| |
Mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy is one of the most common presentation of patients with newly diagnosed intrathoracic Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), accounting for approximately 40% of cases., Parenchymal and tracheobronchial presentation of HL are rare, and seldom associated with symptomatic pericardial effusion., We report a 15-year-old adolescent presenting with symptomatic pericardial effusion also having endobronchial polypoidal lesion diagnosed with classical HL.
| Case Report|| |
A 15-year-old adolescent with no significant history presented with complaints of fever, weight loss for 3 weeks, acute onset of cough, chest pain, and breathing difficulty for 2 days. On admission, he was tachypneic (respiratory rate −30/min) and tachycardic (130/min) with normal blood pressure and saturations. General physical examination showed mild pallor with no significant peripheral lymphadenopathy. Systemic examination showed muffled heart sounds with other systems normal.
He was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit for monitoring and possible further intervention. His initial investigations were normal (complete blood count, renal function test, liver function test, Widal test, malarial parasite by peripheral smear, leptospirosis IgM, blood culture/sensitivity, Mantoux test negative). Two-dimensional echocardiography showed a significant pericardial effusion and contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the thorax showed the right upper lobe (RUL) cut of the sign [Figure 1]a, significant mediastinal adenopathy [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b with moderate pericardial effusion/pericardial extension [Figure 1]b. Due to worsening distress and tachycardia, pericardiocentesis done, ~500 mL of straw-colored fluid drained. A differential of tuberculosis versus aggressive non-HL disease versus HL was considered.
|Figure 1: (a) Computed tomography of the chest shows significant mediastinal adenopathy with bronchial cut off sign (red arrow), (b) Computed tomography of the chest shows significant mediastinal adenopathy (yellow triangle)/pericardial extension (orange arrow), (c) polypoidal growth seen entrance of the right upper lobe bronchus (black star), (d) transbronchial needle in the target lymphnode (Station 7)|
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Pleural fluid analysis showed lymphocytic transudate, adenosine deaminase –30 IU/L, geneexpert negative, and negative for malignant cells.
Postpericardiocentesis, distress, and tachycardia settled but continued to have persistent fever spikes. As a need for diagnosis was of paramount importance, a bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound/transbronchial needle biopsy (EBUS/TBNA) of lymph nodes was planned. Bronchoscopy showed RUL mass lesion obstructing anterior segment of RUL bronchus [Figure 1]c. EBUS/TBNA [Figure 1]d and endobronchial biopsy of the mass lesion showed classical HL histopathologically confirmed on immunohistochemistry. Positron-emission tomography/computed tomography for staging showed Stage IV according to the Lugano classification [Figure 2]. He has currently completed two cycles of chemotherapy with no significant adverse effects.
|Figure 2: (a) Positron-emission tomography–computed tomography of the chest shows significant mediastinal adenopathy with increased radiotracer uptake with a standardized uptake value-max of 8 (red arrow), (b) positron-emission tomography-computed tomography of the chest shows bronchial cut off sign with increased radiotracer uptake with a standardized uptake value-max of 8 (yellow arrow)|
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| Discussion|| |
Mediastinal lymphadenopathy (MLN) is one of the most common manifestations of intrathoracic HL, accounting to approximately 40% of all cases., Isolated endobronchial,,,, as well as pericardial extension of HL,,, has been reported in different patients, respectively, but the simultaneous presentation of both in the same patient, has seldom been. The patient presented with both symptomatic pericardial effusion and endobronchial mass lesion with significant MLN. Pericardial involvement, specifically effusion, occurs in approximately 5% of patients with HL, spread via lymphatic or hematogenous route and is a result of blockage of lymphatic and venous drainage of pericardial fluid, whereas endobronchial involvement in HL is unclear. Trédaniel et al. and Gallagher etal. reported 3 and 9 patients in there series, respectively, presenting as endobronchial HL, confirmed by bronchial biopsy.
The patient underwent both endobronchial biopsy of the polypoidal growth and EBUS/TBNA of paratracheal (4R), right hilar (10R and 11R) lymph nodes with core biopsy for both histopathological and immunophonotypical diagnosis.
Endobronchial biopsy and EBUS/TBNA showed plenty of binucleated cells seen suggestive of Reed–Sternberg cells among the lymphocytes and histiocytes. Immunohistochemistry of the same was positive for both CD15 and CD30, thus making a categorical diagnosis of classical HL. He has currently completed two cycles of chemotherapy with no significant adverse effects.
| Conclusion|| |
Concomitant endobronchial lesion and pericardial effusion, even though rare can be the initial presentation of HL and has to be considered a possible differential to tuberculosis and non-HL.
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