December 1977

Lymphographic and Echographic Findings in Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Radiology (Dr Cunningham) and Medicine/Hematology-Oncology (Dr Jackson), Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(12):1693-1695. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630240027011

Four patients with angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia (AILD) had lymphograms that did not show a consistent radiographic pattern. Instead, a spectrum of radiologic changes ranging from a moderate increase in lymph node size with slight "foaminess" to total nonopacification was observed. One patient with this disorder had grayscale echograms that showed enlarged anechoic lymph nodes. The findings in this small group of patients with AILD are indistinguishable from the radiologic and echographic changes seen in malignant lymphoma.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1693-1695, 1977)