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Clinically undiagnosed enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma type II presenting with prolonged lower gastrointestinal tract symptoms: report of an autopsy case and review of diagnostic challenges and clinicopathological correlation.

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Rand, AJ; Cardona, DM; Proia, AD; Lagoo, AS
Published in: J Gastrointest Oncol
March 2013

An elderly patient with watery diarrhea for 3 months received extensive laboratory, radiographic and upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic work up including colonic biopsies, but a diagnosis was not established before death. At autopsy enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma-type II (EATL-II) with multifocal mucosal involvement of the jejunum was identified. The colon was completely uninvolved grossly and microscopically. The stomach showed only subtle lesions grossly but microscopic examination revealed involvement by lymphoma in the stomach as well as other organs in abdomen and chest. The relationship between celiac disease and enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma, the practical difficulties in establishing the diagnosis and the pathology of T-cell lymphomas affecting the gastrointestinal tract are discussed.

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J Gastrointest Oncol

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ISSN

2078-6891

Publication Date

March 2013

Volume

4

Issue

1

Start / End Page

103 / 108

Location

China

Related Subject Headings

  • 3211 Oncology and carcinogenesis
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
 

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Rand, Andrew J., Diana M. Cardona, Alan D. Proia, and Anand S. Lagoo. “Clinically undiagnosed enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma type II presenting with prolonged lower gastrointestinal tract symptoms: report of an autopsy case and review of diagnostic challenges and clinicopathological correlation.J Gastrointest Oncol 4, no. 1 (March 2013): 103–8. https://doi.org/10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2012.052.

Published In

J Gastrointest Oncol

DOI

ISSN

2078-6891

Publication Date

March 2013

Volume

4

Issue

1

Start / End Page

103 / 108

Location

China

Related Subject Headings

  • 3211 Oncology and carcinogenesis
  • 3202 Clinical sciences