Presentation of an unrecognized lymphoma as esophageal tumor

C. M. Weyand, J. J. Goronzy, H. Huchzermeyer

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Malignant lymphomas rarely cause symptomatic esophageal involvement. We describe a patient presenting with the typical clinical and radiological features of an esophageal tumor. Endoscopic findings suggested a malignant tumor different from a carcinoma. Histology and cytology of biopsies revealed a highly malignant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Interestingly, further staging procedures revealed a well-differentiated stage IV NHL. Thus, the esophageal tumor must be interpreted as a de-differentiated manifestation of an unrecognized lymphoma of low malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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