Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
Leukemia / lymphoma
Lymphoma - secondary

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 November 2017, last major update February 2012

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

PubMed Search: Hepatic lymphoma[TIAB] secondary

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Jain, D. Lymphoma - secondary. website. Accessed December 11th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Most hepatic lymphomas are secondary; 15% of staging biopsies are positive in liver; disease is usually disseminated with incidental hepatic involvement
  • Most common hepatic lymphomas (primary or secondary) are diffuse large B cell (65%), peripheral NK / T cell (10% but 50% of these cases at all sites have liver involvement), follicular (5%), MALT (2%)
  • Also hepatosplenic T cell lymphoma, associated with splenic involvement, disseminated disease and incipient hepatic failure