SPLEEN INFILTRATED WITH HODGKIN'S DISEASE, 18449
18449 SPLEEN INFILTRATED WITH HODGKIN'S DISEASE
The patient was a man aged 86. For 18 months he had been losing weight and for 6 months had become gradually pale. Haemoglobin was found to be 8.1 gms/l. He had Parkinsonian tremor in the upper limbs. On admission he had mild respiratory signs and he died suddenly on the day of admission. Autopsy showed widespread lymphoma involving glands in the neck, thorax, abdomen and inguinal regions. The spleen was enlarged but the liver was not affected.
The specimen consists of a slice of enlarged spleen. The cut surface shows numerous suet nodules of lymphomatous infiltration.