Successful treatment with L-asparaginase based regimen for primary pulmonary NK/T cell lymphoma: a case report and review of the literature.

The clinical respiratory journal

PubMedID: 24761980

Gui W, Yang B, Shen Q, Bai M, Wang J, Guan T, Zhao J, Wang J, Su L. Successful treatment with L-asparaginase based regimen for primary pulmonary NK/T cell lymphoma: a case report and review of the literature. Clin Respir J. 2014;.
OBJECTIVE
To evaluate the treatment of primary pulmonary NK/T cell lymphoma.

METHOD
A case report and review of the literature.The tissue material was obtained by transbronchial biopsy and the diagnosis was confirmed by pathology. He received 5 cycles of chemotherapy with L-asparaginase based regimen.

RESULT
He remained CR for two years following the initial diagnosis.

CONCLUSION
Primary pulmonary NK/T cell lymphoma is an aggressive disease. It is usually associated with poor outcome in the literature. L-asparaginase based regimen was effective for our newly-diagnosed patient.