Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas with primary localization in large bowel and rectum

Suzana Matkovic, Svetislav Jelic, Nenad Milanovic, Nebojsa Manojlovic

Med Sci Monit 2000; 6(1): CR68-74 :: ID: 509219

Abstract

From 1989, at the Department of Medical Oncology of the Institute for Oncology and Radiology in Belgrade, seven patients with primary NHL of large bowel and rectum have been observed and treated, 3 males and 4 females. In 3 patients an urgent laparotomy without previous diagnostic procedures was performed, while 4 patients had laparotomy only after radiographic and endoscopic diagnosis of a tumor. Six patients had radical surgery and 1 palliative only. Five patients had lymphoma localized in cecoascedental part of colon (2 centroblastic, 1 lymphoplasmocytic, 1 Burkitt and 1 Burkitt's like), 1 patient had it in the transversal part of colon (centroblastic), and one in the rectum (diffuse centrocytic). By further investigation, in 2 cases with localization within transversal part of colon and rectum no other sites of NHL were found. They are under regular controls with 45+ and 45+ months disease free survival. Out of 5 patients with localization within cecum or ascendent part of colon, in 2 cases with Burkitt/Burkitt-like histology retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy were found, one female had NHL central propagation, and the other one lymphoma generalization. Both patients had early death from lymphoma. The remaining three patients following chemotherapy with the ProMACE regimen (as they too had a post laparotomy stage II disease) achieved a complete response lasting for 36+, 41+ and 66+ months. Since the median survival in our group of patients is at the moment 41+ months, and the median has not yet been reached, our experience does not confirm literature data claiming bad prognosis of primary NHL of the colon and rectum. A long disease free survival can be obtained in these patients either with surgery only or surgery+chemotherapy, depending on disease stage and possibly initial topographic localization.

Keywords: Rectum, Colon, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

0 Comments

Editorial

01 November 2022 : Editorial  

Editorial: Recent Approval of Sotorasib as the First Targeted Therapy for KRAS G12C-Mutated Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Dinah V. Parums
Science Editor, Medical Science Monitor, International Scientific Information, Inc., Melville, NY, USA

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938746

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938746

SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

24 November 2022 : Clinical Research  

A Prospective Questionnaire-Based Study to Evaluate Factors Affecting the Decision to Receive COVID-19 Vacc...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938665  

01 November 2022 : Clinical Research  

Questionnaire-Based Study of 81 Patients in Poland to Evaluate the Course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and...

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938243

03 October 2022 : Clinical Research  

Effect of Vitamin D Concentration on Course of COVID-19

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937741

In Press

25 Nov 2022 : Clinical Research  

Prevalence and Variability of Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E in Patients with Elevated Tryptase Levels

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.937990  

24 Nov 2022 : Clinical Research  

Effect of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) Titration in Elderly Patients Undergoing Lobectomy

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938225  

24 Nov 2022 : Clinical Research  

A Prospective Questionnaire-Based Study to Evaluate Factors Affecting the Decision to Receive COVID-19 Vacc...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938665  

22 Nov 2022 : Clinical Research  

Preoperative Biologics Exposure Predisposes Ulcerative Colitis Patients to a Distinct Delayed Postoperative...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938412  

Most Viewed Current Articles

30 Dec 2021 : Clinical Research  

Retrospective Study of Outcomes and Hospitalization Rates of Patients in Italy with a Confirmed Diagnosis o...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935379

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e935379

13 Nov 2021 : Clinical Research  

Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients Attending the Oncology ...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.932788

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932788

01 Nov 2020 : Review article  

Long-Term Respiratory and Neurological Sequelae of COVID-19

DOI :10.12659/MSM.928996

Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e928996

08 Mar 2022 : Review article  

A Review of the Potential Roles of Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacological Approaches for the Man...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.936292

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936292

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750