Primary Pancreatic Lymphoma Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis
Primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL) is a rare extranodal manifestation of any histopathologic subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that predominantly involves the pancreas. Fewer than 2% of extranodal malignant lymphomas and 0.5% of all pancreatic masses constitute PPL.1 Common clinical manifestations include abdominal pain, jaundice, acute pancreatitis, small bowel obstruction, and diarrhea. The clinical and radiologic findings are not pathognomonic, and the diagnosis is established only after histopathologic and cytopathologic examination with confirmatory molecular testing. Although rare, this particular neoplasm is amenable to treatment even in very advanced stages.
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Shnitser, A., Halegoua-DeMarzio, D., & Loren, D. (2016, July). Primary Pancreatic Lymphoma Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis. Gastroenterology & Hepatology Volume 12, Issue 7.
Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty