Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2018; 31(05): 309-316
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1642048
Review Article
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Colorectal Lymphoma: A Review

Nathan D. Gay
1  Department of Hematology/Oncology, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
,
Andy Chen
1  Department of Hematology/Oncology, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
,
Craig Y. Okada
1  Department of Hematology/Oncology, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
2  Department of Hematology/Oncology, VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, Oregon
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Publication Date:
04 September 2018 (online)

Abstract

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that primarily involves the colon is rare and should be distinguished from the more common systemic nodal lymphoma. It has unique clinical expectations and management consideration. Different histologic subtypes of NHL involve the colon, which varies in the clinical behavior and likelihood of obtaining durable remissions with treatment. This article will review the current understanding of the different histologic subtypes of primary colorectal lymphoma and propose management algorithms.