IP Journal of Diagnostic Pathology and Oncology

Retrospective study of primary extranodal abdominal lymphoma from a tertiary healthcare centre

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Author Details: Kajal R Parikh, Sanjay V Dhotre, Mahesh Patel, Hitendra Barot, Amit Satasiya

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-3706

Print ISSN : 2581-3714

Article First Page : 82

Article End Page : 85


Introduction: The aim of this study is to describe histomorphological and clinical features of primary extranodal abdominal lymphoma involving GI tract and spleen at pathology department, civil hospital, Ahmedabad and to compare our results to those reported in literature.
Materials and Method: Sixteen patients with primary extranodal abdominal lymphomas diagnosed over a period of two years were retrospectively studied histopathologically.
Results: Out of 16 cases, 14 cases had Non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma of intestine and two cases had primary splenic Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. There were 13 males and 03 females, with median age of 48 years. The majority of cases had intestinal lymphoma. High grade lymphoma accounted for 42%.
Conclusion: The current study showed that primary extra nodal abdominal lymphomas occurs in 4th to 6th decades with male preponderance. Small intestine is the predominant site and diffuse large B cell type being the commonest histologic variant.

Keywords: Primary extranodal abdominal lymphoma, GI tract, Spleen, Histomorphology