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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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FACUNDO NAVIA, Helena  and  MANRIQUE A, María E. Primary Lymphoma in the Small Intestine: A Case Report and Literature Review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.1, pp.65-71. ISSN 0120-9957.

The gastrointestinal tract is the most frequent site of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NH) outside of the lymph nodes themselves. This tract is much more frequently compromised by tumors secondary to primary disease elsewhere in the body than by primary lymphomas of the gastrointestinal tract itself which are rare. They account for only one to four percent of malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Their development and prognoses are quite different from those of adenocarcinomas, hence their management must differ as well. It is important to understand them and keep them in mind in differential diagnosis in daily clinical practice. Young adults are most frequently affected, and men are more frequently affected than are women.  We review the literature and report the case of a 47 year old woman with primary small bowel lymphoma that was diagnosed after several consultations due to abdominal symptoms

Keywords : Primary gastrointestinal lymphoma; extraganglionic Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; small intestine.

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