John Libbey Eurotext



Hairy cell leukemia and unusual pleural location Volume 21, issue 3, Mai-Juin 2015


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Laboratoire d’hématologie, centre hospitalier universitaire de Caen, avenue Côte de Nacre, 14033 Caen cedex
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  • Key words: hairy cell leukemia, interferon, secondary cancer, purine analogs, pleurisy, BRAF gene
  • DOI : 10.1684/hma.2015.1014
  • Page(s) : 177-81
  • Published in: 2015

Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a rare hematologic malignancy. Unusual locations of the disease are sometimes seen, but remain rare. We report a patient with HCL treated with interferon, who develops during her illness a mediastinal pleural mass, discovered incidentally after trauma. This mass makes us to discuss a cancerous origin, a trauma, an infection or a specific location of the disease. The diagnosis of specific localization was retained. Treatment with cladribine was effective to regress and to remove the lesion.