Advanced Search

Home > Journals > Minerva Chirurgica > Past Issues > Minerva Chirurgica 2002 April;57(2) > Minerva Chirurgica 2002 April;57(2):217-20

ISSUES AND ARTICLES   MOST READ   eTOC

CURRENT ISSUEMINERVA CHIRURGICA

A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,877

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0026-4733

Online ISSN 1827-1626

 

Minerva Chirurgica 2002 April;57(2):217-20

    CASE REPORT

Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the colon: a rare but possible location. Therapeutic approach. Description of a clinical case and review of the literature

Genovese A. M., Fedele F., Barbera A., Fonti M. T., Rossitto M., De Jesi F., Ciccolo A.

On the basis of a case of large cell, highly malignant, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the colon, the authors describe the special features of this rare location; the general aspects of this rare pathology of the colon are then considered. The clinical case relates to a large cell, highly malignant, non-Hodgkin's colic lymphoma located in the caecum at two thirds proximally of the ascending colon of which it occupies half the lumen. The patient had come to our observation for a quite aspecific symptomatology characterised by digestive disturbances and a tendency to stipsis. In disaccord with certain literature reports, surgical treatment was considered by the authors the key to the therapeutic approach. Surgical exeresis should be as radical as possible to permit complementary therapies (chemotherapy and radio-therapy) to act with most effectiveness and thus offer the patient a better life.

language: Italian


FULL TEXT  REPRINTS

top of page