Gastric lymphoma

Case contributed by Dr Laughlin Dawes

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Large ulcerating growth on the lesser curve of the stomach.

Case Discussion

This patient had a large ulcerated tumour on the lesser curvature of the stomach. Gastrectomy specimen showed gastric lymphoma. The differential diagnosis is gastric carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). The stomach is the commonest site of extranodal lymphoma (25%), but gastric lymphoma represents only 5% of all gastric malignancies. Most are B-cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) and are associated with Helicobacter pylori. 

Credit Dr Donna D'Souza

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Case information

rID: 35804
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 6th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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