Colon tumor
Lymphoma and hematopoietic lesions
Hodgkin lymphoma

Topic Completed: 1 February 2012

Revised: 12 June 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Hodgkin lymphoma [title] colon

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Cite this page: Singh C. Hodgkin lymphoma. website. Accessed November 14th, 2019.
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
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Reed-Sternberg cells in background of lymphoid hyperplasia, occasional granulomas
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