Primary lymphoma of the appendix. Case report and review of the literature.Surgical oncology
AbstractMalignant lymphomas comprise 1-4% of the malignant neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, but appendiceal lymphomas are exceedingly rare. Herein is presented a case of a well differentiated lymphocytic lymphoma of the appendix found incidentally at hernia repair. Forty-six cases of appendiceal lymphoma have been reported since 1898 with a mean patient age of 25.7 years. Thirty-one patients presented with right lower quadrant pain, and a mass was an incidental finding in five. Of the 46 cases, follow-up was possible in 28. There were four deaths within 30 days of the operation and five deaths within 1 year. Although extensive follow-up is limited, there have been only two reported deaths secondary to primary appendiceal lymphoma since 1945 and these two cases are discussed in detail. Based on this extensive review, appropriate recommendations are made.
Pasquale, M. D., Shabahang, M., Bitterman, P., Lack, E. E., & Evans, S. R. (1994). Primary lymphoma of the appendix. Case report and review of the literature. Surgical Oncology, 3(4), 243-248.