B‑cell lymphoma of the appendix: A case report and review of literature

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2015,4,1,69-71.
Published:January 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Jagannath Dev Sharma, C. Chonzik1, Tonmoy Das2, Manigreeva Krishnatreya3

Departments of Pathology and 3Cancer Epidemiology, Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute, Departments of 1Surgery and 2Nephrology, International Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India


Appendicular tumors are rare, and lymphoma of the appendix is rarer. A 50‑year‑old female patient presented with vague abdominal discomfort and lump in the right iliac fossa. The diagnosis of diffuse large B‑cell lymphoma was made after laparotomy and histopathological examination (HPE) supported by immunohistochemistry study. For appendicular neoplasms diagnosed postoperatively, including lymphoma, a meticulous grossing and HPE cannot be over emphasized. In case of wall thickening of >2.50- 3 cm detected by the computed tomogram scan, the possibility of a neoplasm or lymphoma in particular should be included as the differential diagnosis irrespective of the clinical presentation.