Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Jain, D. Lymphoma - secondary. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/livertumorlymphomasecondary.html. Accessed March 19th, 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