Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2006 Oct;33(4):244-247.

A Case of Primary Colonic Lymphoma with Peritoneal Carcinomatosis and Pleural Effusion

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dxandtx@nate.com


Primary gastrointestinal lymphomas are quite rare with the stomach and small bowel being the most frequent site. Colon involvement is observed in only 10~20% of all gastrointestinal lymphomas. A colonic lymphoma presents with non-specific abdominal pain, weight loss, a change in bowel habits, bleeding, intestinal obstruction, intussusception and a palpable mass. A colonic lymphoma can be indicated using a barium enema, abdominal CT and colonoscopy. The correct diagnosis is obtained by a colonoscopic biopsy. We report a case of primary colonic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with peritoneal carcinomatosis and a right pleural effusion.


Colonic lymphoma; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Peritoneal carcinomatosis
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