Incidence and Management of Primary Gastrointestinal Lymphoma
Keywords:PGIL, Primary areas, clinical presentation, staging, surgery
A total of 14 patients were diagnosed Primary gastrointestinal lymphomas were studied over a period of two years. Eight presented as acute surgical abdomen and 6 were referred by Gastroenterologist. Primary areas of involvement were stomach 2, small intestine 5, ileocaecum 4 and colorectum 3. Mean age was 40.71 years and the median was 35 years. Peak incidence was in second to third decades. Patients were Predominantly male (92.8%). Clinical presentation was pain 64.28% and weight loss 28.7%, vomiting 39.2%, bleeding per rectum 2 1.1%. Staging was ‘E 64.42% and 2E 35.4%. The histopathologically high grade diffuse large cell NHL was the predominant lesion (57.12%), All patients were operated and necessary procedure done. Authors recommend the PGIL is an ignored clinical entity liable to be confused with chronic inflammatory and carcinomatous lesions. Therefore, it should always be kept in mind in likely clinical cases.
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