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Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the colon: a rare but possible location. Therapeutic approach. Description of a clinical case and review of the literature
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11941297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On the basis of a case of large cell, highly malignant, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the colon, the authors describe the special features of this rare location; the general aspects of this rare pathology of the colon are then considered. The clinical case relates to a large cell, highly malignant, non-Hodgkin's colic lymphoma located in the caecum at two thirds proximally of the ascending colon of which it occupies half the lumen. The patient had come to our observation for a quite aspecific symptomatology characterised by digestive disturbances and a tendency to stipsis. In disaccord with certain literature reports, surgical treatment was considered by the authors the key to the therapeutic approach. Surgical exeresis should be as radical as possible to permit complementary therapies (chemotherapy and radio-therapy) to act with most effectiveness and thus offer the patient a better life.
A M Genovese; F Fedele; A Barbera; M T Fonti; M Rossitto; F De Jesi; A Ciccolo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva chirurgica     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0026-4733     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Chir     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-09     Completed Date:  2002-09-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400726     Medline TA:  Minerva Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  ita     Pagination:  217-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dottorato di Ricerca in Prevenzione, Diagnostica e Trattamento delle Neoplasie dell'Apparato Digerente, Università degli Studi, Messina, Italy.
Vernacular Title:
Linfoma non-Hodgkin primitivo del colon: una rara, ma possibile localizzazione. Iter terapeutico. Descrizione di un caso clinico e revisione della letteratura.
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MeSH Terms
Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Immunoblastic / pathology*,  surgery
Middle Aged

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