Colon tumor
Lymphoma and hematopoietic lesions
Hodgkin lymphoma

Author: Charanjeet Singh, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 January 2017, last major update February 2012

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PubMed Search: Hodgkin lymphoma [title] colon

Cite this page: Hodgkin lymphoma. website. Accessed April 23rd, 2017.
Definition / General
  • Rare in colon
  • Associated with inflammatory bowel disease (Leuk Lymphoma 2001;42:521), chronic inflammation or chronic immunosuppression; all may cause EBV mediated lymphoproliferation (Am J Surg Pathol 2000;24:66)
  • Stringent diagnostic criteria necessary due to rarity of primary disease and possible confusion with secondary spread
Case Reports
  • Discontinuation of immunosuppressive therapy may be helpful
Gross Description
  • Transmural involvement of bowel wall, often multifocal, associated with fissuring ulcers and diverticula with abscesses
Micro Description
  • Reed-Sternberg cells in background of lymphoid hyperplasia, occasional granulomas
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Positive Stains
Negative Stains