Abdominal CT Findings in Patients with Primary Lymphoma Causing Small Bowel Obstruction
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The purpose of this study was to investigate retrospectively CT findings in patients with primary lymphoma causing small bowel obstruction. CT scans of 11 patients with small bowel lymphoma were separately analysed in terms of affected section of the small bowel, focality, wall thickness, pattern and degree of contrast enhancement, lymphadenopathy, organ involvement, perforation, and the presence of intraabdominal fluid. Eight patients had diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and one patient each had marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), T-cell lymphoma, and anaplastic T-cell lymphoma. Affected sections of the bowels involved were jejunum (n=5, 45.4%), ileum (n=2, 18.1%), and one case (9%) each of distal ileum, distal jejunum, distal jejunum and ileum, and distal jejunum and colon. Primary gastrointestinal (GI) lymphoma is an uncommon disease, that may lead to small bowel obstruction sometimes.