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Primary hepatic lymphoma.

Zentar A, Tarchouli M, Elkaoui H, Belhamidi MS, Ratbi MB, Bouchentouf SM, Ali AA, Bounaim A, Sair K - J Gastrointest Cancer (2014)

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Affiliation: Department of Digestive Surgery I, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V-Souissi University, Rabat, Morocco.

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Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) is confined to the liver with no evidence of lymphomatous involvement in other lymphoid structures... The liver and spleen were normal in size and lymph nodes were not enlarged... Laboratory results including a blood cell count, an assessment of cytolysis and cholestasis did not reveal any abnormalities... Radiography and CT scan of the chest did not reveal any mediastinal lymphadenopathy... Endoscopic examinations of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts were performed but no abnormality was found... Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) is defined as an extranodal lymphoma of the liver without involvement of any other organ (lymph node, bone marrow, spleen, etc.)... Hepatitis C is found in 40–60 % of patients with PHL, suggesting that there is a strong association between HCV and non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the liver... Patients may report abdominal pain (right upper quadrant or epigastric pain), nausea, fever, asthenia, weight loss, and anorexia... Hepatomegaly is often present on clinical examination but jaundice is rarely found... Ultrasound is a good screening test, showing classically hypo-echoic lesions relative to normal liver... The abdominal CT scan found hypo-attenuating masses, unenhanced or poorly enhanced after contrast... But it requires patients in good general condition in absence of co-morbidities, with preserved liver function and a tumor of small size... Primary hepatic lymphoma is a rare entity that should be considered in any patient with liver mass or liver infiltration, especially with normal levels of alpha-fetoprotein and CEA... The rarity of the disease leads to problems of diagnosis and management... The optimal treatment is still unclear and the results are uncertain.

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Abdominal CT scan without contrast showing a hypo-dense mass with regular contours, measuring 10 × 7 cm at the expense of the caudate lobe of the liver
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Fig2: Abdominal CT scan without contrast showing a hypo-dense mass with regular contours, measuring 10 × 7 cm at the expense of the caudate lobe of the liver

Mentions: Abdominal ultrasound showed a hypo-echoic tissue mass developed in the caudate hepatic lobe with a well-demarcated margin (Fig. 1). The abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed that the tumor was hypo-dense, well limited in the pre-contrast study and taking just the contrast with peripheral vascular enhancement evoking a hepatocellular carcinoma in the post-contrast study (Figs. 2 and 3). There was no evidence of biliary or pancreatic disease, splenomegaly, or abdominal lymphadenopathy. Radiography and CT scan of the chest did not reveal any mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Endoscopic examinations of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts were performed but no abnormality was found.Fig. 1


Primary hepatic lymphoma.

Zentar A, Tarchouli M, Elkaoui H, Belhamidi MS, Ratbi MB, Bouchentouf SM, Ali AA, Bounaim A, Sair K - J Gastrointest Cancer (2014)

Abdominal CT scan without contrast showing a hypo-dense mass with regular contours, measuring 10 × 7 cm at the expense of the caudate lobe of the liver
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig2: Abdominal CT scan without contrast showing a hypo-dense mass with regular contours, measuring 10 × 7 cm at the expense of the caudate lobe of the liver
Mentions: Abdominal ultrasound showed a hypo-echoic tissue mass developed in the caudate hepatic lobe with a well-demarcated margin (Fig. 1). The abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed that the tumor was hypo-dense, well limited in the pre-contrast study and taking just the contrast with peripheral vascular enhancement evoking a hepatocellular carcinoma in the post-contrast study (Figs. 2 and 3). There was no evidence of biliary or pancreatic disease, splenomegaly, or abdominal lymphadenopathy. Radiography and CT scan of the chest did not reveal any mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Endoscopic examinations of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts were performed but no abnormality was found.Fig. 1

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Affiliation: Department of Digestive Surgery I, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V-Souissi University, Rabat, Morocco.

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Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) is confined to the liver with no evidence of lymphomatous involvement in other lymphoid structures... The liver and spleen were normal in size and lymph nodes were not enlarged... Laboratory results including a blood cell count, an assessment of cytolysis and cholestasis did not reveal any abnormalities... Radiography and CT scan of the chest did not reveal any mediastinal lymphadenopathy... Endoscopic examinations of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts were performed but no abnormality was found... Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) is defined as an extranodal lymphoma of the liver without involvement of any other organ (lymph node, bone marrow, spleen, etc.)... Hepatitis C is found in 40–60 % of patients with PHL, suggesting that there is a strong association between HCV and non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the liver... Patients may report abdominal pain (right upper quadrant or epigastric pain), nausea, fever, asthenia, weight loss, and anorexia... Hepatomegaly is often present on clinical examination but jaundice is rarely found... Ultrasound is a good screening test, showing classically hypo-echoic lesions relative to normal liver... The abdominal CT scan found hypo-attenuating masses, unenhanced or poorly enhanced after contrast... But it requires patients in good general condition in absence of co-morbidities, with preserved liver function and a tumor of small size... Primary hepatic lymphoma is a rare entity that should be considered in any patient with liver mass or liver infiltration, especially with normal levels of alpha-fetoprotein and CEA... The rarity of the disease leads to problems of diagnosis and management... The optimal treatment is still unclear and the results are uncertain.

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