Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Japan.
A 49-year-old woman with a 20-year history of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) was incidentally found to have an abnormal chest X-ray along with dyspnea and desaturation. Chest CT findings showed multiple cystic shadows, ground glass opacity, and small nodule-like lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia (LIP), which have been previously reported. She was diagnosed by surgical lung biopsy to have mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. It was difficult to detect the presence of lymphoma by the use of only CT findings. Pulmonary involvement of SS occurs in various forms so that SS patients with pulmonary involvement should undergo open biopsy to reach a definitive diagnosis.
Am old enough to understand the difference between the Bay of Pigs - and roasting a pig at a epicurian feast. Been thru the hippy, yippie and yuppie years - always remaining who I am.
Very much believe in "Sing your own song - weave your own tapestry"
Am young enough to still know the thrill of new discoveries, the beauty of the evening, to celebrate the joy of another tommorow.
Survived these many decades with a severe medical problems. Sorting out the maze of now having two lymphomas and all their nasty little companions, but I continue.
Besides, being a simple iconoclastic eclectic, have been called many things. An incurable romanticist - with a strong touch of reality. Thinker, intellectual (God, how I hate that term) - been told I am a lion with the heart of the poet.
Know how to wage war and conquer my foes - but would rather be known as one who brings hope and life. To bring hope into anothers life is the ultimate of joys.
Life should be about bringing hope, peace, vision... a sense of purpose beyond yourself.