Primary cecal lymphoma: Report of a case with preoperative diagnosis by fine needle aspiration and immunocytochemistry

L. M. Chen, T. Y. Chao, L. F. Sheu, W. S. Hwang

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Fine needle aspiration of a cecal mass was performed on a patient with a cecal tumor and iron-deficiency anemia. Cytologic studies of the air-dried smears showed large cell lymphoma. The diagnosis of large cell lymphoma of the B-cell type was affirmed by immunocytochemical studies and at laparotomy and resection of the tumor. Even under unusual circumstances, the diagnosis of such a rare abdominal lesion as primary cecal lymphoma can be made with certainty by cytologic and immunologic studies of fine needle aspirates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalActa Cytologica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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