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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-120

A rare case of primary lymphoma of the caecum presenting as intussusception

1 Department of Pathology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Leena Jayabackthan
Department of Pathology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2727.119864

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Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas are rare neoplasms. They are most common in the stomach followed by small intestine and colon. The symptoms are nonspecific and generally do not present with intussusception. Here we report a rare clinical entity in which a 35-year-old female presented to the emergency with severe abdominal pain which was sudden in onset. History revealed that she had been having vague mild abdominal pain for 2 years. Ultrasonography showed ileocolic intussusception with hypoechoic lesion of 54 × 46 mm seen at the lead point. Emergency laparotomy with the right hemi-colectomy was done. The specimen was sent for histopathological examination which revealed a diagnosis of MALT lymphoma. Awareness of the varied clinical presentation helps in formulating the appropriate therapeutic strategy.

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