Primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the ascending colon

Aram Barbaryan, Alaa M. Ali, Shawn G. Kwatra, Raya Saba, Suartcha Prueksaritanond, Nasir Hussain, Aibek E. Mirrakhimov, Natalya Vladimirskiy, Teresita Zdunek, Alan D. Gilman

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Abstract

Primary colorectal lymphoma is a rare malignancy accounting for 3% of all gastrointestinal lymphomas and 0.1-0.5% of all colorectal malignancies. Among primary colorectal lymphomas, the most common histological subtype of colorectal lymphoma is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. We report a case of an 84- year old Caucasian female who was admitted to the hospital because of a 2 days history of altered mental status. In the emergency department the patient was found to have acute kidney injury and hypercalcemia. On physical examination a large lower quadrant abdominal mass was palpated. Computed tomography scan of abdomen confirmed the presence of a mass along the cecum and proximal ascending colon. Colonoscopy showed a large ulcerated mass and biopsy was consistent with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The patient underwent colectomy but refused to receive chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalRare Tumors
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Abdominal mass
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • Gastrointestinal lymphoma
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Oncology

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Barbaryan, A., Ali, A. M., Kwatra, S. G., Saba, R., Prueksaritanond, S., Hussain, N., Mirrakhimov, A. E., Vladimirskiy, N., Zdunek, T., & Gilman, A. D. (2013). Primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the ascending colon. Rare Tumors, 5(2), 85-88. https://doi.org/10.4081/rt.2013.e23