Anus and perianal area
Other malignancies

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 October 2017, last major update April 2005

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Lymphoma anal [title]

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Lymphoma. website. Accessed October 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • 3% of GI lymphomas arise in rectum or anus in general population vs. 26% in AIDS patients (Am J Surg Pathol 1997;21:997)
  • AIDS lymphomas: usually high grade, EBV+
  • Non AIDS lymphomas: EBV-, less often high grade
  • High incidence of AIDS lymphomas may be due to prior local trauma or chronic infections