Chest radiography is of prime importance in all stages of Hodgkin’s disease (HD). It can detect HD in asymptomatic individuals; it is essential for initial disease staging; it allows evaluation of response to treatment; and it is indispensable for patient follow-up, since the thorax can be the site of disease recurrence detectable only by radiography. HD commonly affects the mediastinal lymph nodes and the thymus, and more rarely, the trachea, bronchi, heart, and esophagus. The lungs, pleura, and chest wall can also be involved. The frequency of involvement of individual intrathoracic sites varies for initial HD and relapses.
KeywordsToxicity Filtration Lymphoma Corticosteroid Tuberculosis
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