Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : PD22 - PD24

Primary Gastro Intestinal Lymphoma Presenting as Perforation Peritonitis PD22-PD24

Suhaib Abdul Rehaman, Chandrashekar Shastry Ramachandra, Reuben Prakash Jackaya

Correspondence
Dr. Suhaib Abdul Rehaman,
House No:10, 6th Cross, Shivaji Road, N.R. Mohalla, Mysore-570007, India.
E-mail: suhaib_rehaman@yahoo.co.in

Primary gastrointestinal lymphoma is very rare compared to gastrointestinal tract lymphoma arising Secondary to Primary nodal disease. Extra nodal lymphoma can involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly being the stomach followed by small intestine and ileocecal region. They are indistinguishable from other benign and malignant conditions and clinically non-specific. Here, we have an interesting case where a patient presented with peritonitis and was found to have a perforated swelling in jejunum. Subsequently resection and anastomosis was done. Biopsy showed lymphoma. Patient was evaluated further by doing CECT of abdomen and thorax, which didnít show any other site of lymphadenopathy. Patient improved with chemotherapy and is on regular follow up. Perforation in patient undergoing treatment for lymphoma are common but presentation of primary gastrointestinal lymphoma as perforation is rare and needs proper evaluation and management.