Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2000 / Article

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Volume 14 |Article ID 201928 |

Franzjosef Schweiger, Rowen Shinder, Sheldon Rubin, "Primary Lymphoma of the Liver: A Case Report and Review", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 14, Article ID 201928, 3 pages, 2000.

Primary Lymphoma of the Liver: A Case Report and Review

Received11 Aug 1999
Revised07 Sep 1999


The case of a previously healthy man who developed primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of the liver is presented. Biopsy confirmed that the tumour was of the diffuse large cell type and was of apparent T-cell origin. The diagnosis of these rare tumours is suggested by the presence of a hepatic mass without lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly or bone marrow involvement, as well as normal carcinoembryonic antigen and alpha-fetoprotein levels. However, histological examination of tissue is essential to confirm the diagnosis. The response to treatment varies, but surgical resection and/or chemotherapy can result in prolonged remissions. The literature on this topic is briefly reviewed.

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