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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 298-301

Lymphoblastic lymphoma presenting as bilateral renal enlargement diagnosed by percutaneous kidney biopsy: Report of three cases

1 Department of Nephrology, Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Aysha Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Nephrology, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Nephrology, Davita Nephrolife, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
6 Center for Renal and Urological Pathology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
A A Kurien
Center for Renal and Urological Pathology, AL 190, 1st Street, 12th Main Road, Shanti Colony, Anna Nagar, Chennai - 600 040, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.179368

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Renal involvement by lymphoma can be a diagnostic challenge. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an unusual manifestation of lymphomatous infiltration in the kidneys. We report three cases of lymphoblastic lymphoma, a very rare form of lymphoma, presenting with AKI and bilateral enlargement of kidneys, diagnosed by percutaneous kidney biopsy. Lymphomatous infiltration should be suspected with such clinical presentation. Kidney biopsy is a valuable diagnostic tool, to establish the correct diagnosis and subtype of lymphoma for timely initiation of therapy for these aggressive hematological malignancies.


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