Small bowel (small intestine)
Hodgkin lymphoma

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 22 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Hodgkin lymphoma[TIAB] small bowel

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Hodgkin lymphoma. website. Accessed October 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Stringent criteria suggested due to rarity of primary disease and possible confusion with secondary spread
  • Associated with inflammatory bowel disease or longstanding chronic inflammation, combined with chronic immunosuppression; in these cases, may be due to Epstein-Barr virus associated lymphoproliferation (Am J Surg Pathol 2000;24:66)
Case reports
  • Discontinuation of immunosuppressive therapy may be helpful
Gross description
  • Transmural involvement of bowel wall, often multifocal, associated with fissuring ulcers, diverticula with abscesses
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Reed-Sternberg cells in background of lymphoid hyperplasia, occasional granulomas
Microscopic (histologic) images

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