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Colon tumor

Lymphoma and hematopoietic lesions

T cell lymphoma of colon

Reviewers: Charanjeet Singh, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 25 February 2012, last major update February 2012
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● Rare in West, but 18% of colorectal lymphomas in Korea (Dig Dis Sci 2005;50:2243)
● Usually EBV+ in China (Chin Med J (Engl) 2005;118:1542)
● Often multifocal ulcerative lesions in relatively young patients
● May resemble Crohn’s disease (Hepatogastroenterology 2002;49:950)
● Poor prognosis, even if localized

Case reports

● 23 year old man with intravascular T cell lymphoma involving colonic vessels (Am J Hematol 2005;78:207)
● 56 year old woman with diffuse GI tract involvement (Korean J Intern Med 2000;15:245)
● 64 year old man with adult T cell leukemia / lymphoma (J Gastroenterol 2004;39:788)
● 67 year old man with gamma-delta phenotype causing lymphomatoid polyposis (Dig Liver Dis 2004;36:218)
● Peripheral T cell lymphoma #1 in AIDS patient (Oncologist 2005;10:292), #2 with colonic adenocarcinoma (Pathol Oncol Res 2003;9:188), #3 with Crohn’s disease (Korean J Gastroenterol 2006;47:233) and #4 with Crohn’s disease (Korean J Intern Med 1997;12:238)
● Cytotoxic / suppressor phenotype #1 (Am J Surg Pathol 2000;24:296), #2 (Int J Hematol 2000;71:379) and #3 with ulcerative colitis (J Gastroenterol 2003;38:376)
● Post-transplant tumor in child (Am J Surg Pathol 2004;28:967)
● T/NK cell lymphoma (J Gastroenterol 2002;37:939)
● Lymphoma causing colojejunal fistula (Dis Colon Rectum 2005;48:158)

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Peripheral T cell lymphoma

Peripheral T cell lymphoma

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