Primary effusion lymphoma

Primary effusion lymphoma is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (diffuse large cell B cell lymphoma) characterized by malignant fluid accumulation in the absence of lymphadenopathy.

Typical sites of accumulation include

  • pleural space
  • pericardium
  • peritoneal space

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rID: 59698
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Primary effusion lymphomas
  • Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL)

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