Case Reports   |    
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
View Disclosures and Other Information
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
5 Recommendations (Recommend) | 3 Comments | Saved by 3 Users Save Case


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.
Figures in this Article

    First Page Preview

    View Large
    First page PDF preview
    Sign In to Your Personal ProfileSign In To Access Full Content
    Not a Subscriber?
    Get online access for 30 days for $35
    New to JBJS?
    Sign up for a full subscription to both the print and online editions
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities, to comment on public articles, or to sign up for alerts.
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities
    Have a subscription to the print edition?
    Current subscribers to The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in either the print or quarterly DVD formats receive free online access to JBJS.org.
    Forgot your password?
    Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.

    Forgot your username or need assistance? Please contact customer service at subs@jbjs.org. If your access is provided
    by your institution, please contact you librarian or administrator for username and password information. Institutional
    administrators, to reset your institution's master username or password, please contact subs@jbjs.org


    Accreditation Statement
    These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    CME Activities Associated with This Article
    Submit a Comment
    Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
    Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discretion of JBJS editorial staff.

    * = Required Field
    (if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
    Example: John Doe

    Related Content
    The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
    JBJS Case Connector
    Topic Collections
    Related Audio and Videos
    PubMed Articles
    Clinical Trials
    Readers of This Also Read...
    JBJS Jobs
    Virginia - OrthoVirginia
    Massachusetts - Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine
    SC - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Univerity of South Carlonina
    OK - The University of Oklahoma