Colonic lymphoma presented as acute abdomen; A case report and review of literature


  • İlyas Kudaş
  • Abdullah Şişik


Hodgkin lymphoma, Acute abdomen, Colon tumor


The primary gastrointestinal tract (GIS) lymphomas constitute approximately 1% of all GIS tumors. Primary gastrointestinal involvement in the humeral lymphoma is extremely rare. In this study, we aimed to present a case of colonic lymphoma that grows rapidly in young adult patients and causes acute abdomen. A 20-year-old woman presented with complaints of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Ultrasonography revealed mass and free fluid in the right lower quadrant. A 9cm diameter solid mass was observed in the cecum with tomography. As a result of these findings and clinical evaluation, emergency laparotomy was decided. A 10 cm diameter mass terminal ileum and cecum was seen and right hemicolectomy was performed. Because the age of the presented patient is young and the complaints are faint, no diagnosis has been made until the 9cm size is reached. It should be kept in mind that such situations may be met and further testing should be avoided if necessary.


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Kudaş İlyas, Şişik A. Colonic lymphoma presented as acute abdomen; A case report and review of literature. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2018 May 1 [cited 2024 Feb. 22];2(2):157-9. Available from: