Cardiac Sarcoidosis Masked by Malignant Lymphoma

Takashige Tobita, Hidetoshi Hattori, Naoki Serizawa, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Kenta Uto, Mitsuru Momose, Kaori Kameyama, Tsuyoshi Shiga, Shinichiro Okamoto, Nobuhisa Hagiwara

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There is an association between sarcoidosis and lymphoma, termed "sarcoidosis-lymphoma syndrome." Sarcoidosis is generally detected before lymphoma, but it could present after or even concurrently with the diagnosis of lymphoma. We describe a patient presenting with ventricular tachycardia and lymphadenopathy. A diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma was made histologically. The patient responded to treatment, but had persistent 18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose uptake in the lymph nodes and heart on follow-up positron emission tomography. Second biopsies of lymph node and endomyocardial both confirmed sarcoidosis. This finding suggests that we should maintain a high degree of suspicion for cardiac sarcoidosis in lymphoma patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015 Aug 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Tobita, T., Hattori, H., Serizawa, N., Suzuki, T., Uto, K., Momose, M., Kameyama, K., Shiga, T., Okamoto, S., & Hagiwara, N. (Accepted/In press). Cardiac Sarcoidosis Masked by Malignant Lymphoma. Canadian Journal of Cardiology.