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Primary Intra-articular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of the ElbowA Case Report
Andrew Jawa, MD1; Avidov E. Lieberman, MD2; Constanza C.N. Alexieva, MD3; Jesse B. Jupiter, MD4
1 88 Hancock Street #15, Cambridge, MA 02139. E-mail address: ajawa@partners.org
2 Department of Hand Surgery, The Chaim Sheba Hand Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
3 74A Tzar Asen Street, Sofia, 1463, Bulgaria
4 Yawkey Center, Suite 2100, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
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In support of their research for or preparation of this manuscript, one or more of the authors received grants or outside funding from the AO Foundation. None of the authors received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
Investigation performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Dec 01;88(12):2730-2734. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.E.00094
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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can present as either a nodal form with local or regional lymphadenopathy or, less commonly, as an extranodal form outside the lymphatic system1,2. Musculoskeletal involvement of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma occurs in 25% of patients, typically as metastasis and, rarely, as primary lymphoma of bone or soft tissue3,4. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma involving the synovium is rare, with only thirteen reported cases4-15. Additionally, all of these reported patients presented with some symptoms suggestive of inflammatory arthropathy, including pain, intra-articular effusion with joint swelling, or radiographic changes (see Appendix). None of the previous reports described lymphoma involving the elbow joint.
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