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01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

World Journal of Surgical Oncology 1/2018

Small bowel lymphoma presenting as inguinal hernia: case report and literature review

Zeitschrift:
World Journal of Surgical Oncology > Ausgabe 1/2018
Autoren:
Michele Teodoro, Maurizio Mannino, Marco Vitale, Edoardo Mattone, Valentina Palumbo, Filippo Fraggetta, Adriana Toro, Isidoro Di Carlo

Abstract

Background

Inguinal hernia is one of the most common benign pathologies that primarily affects men. Primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (PGI NHL) is the most common type of extranodal lymphoma. This study reports a rare case in which these two conditions co-exist.

Case presentation

An 85-year-old male complained of bowel movement pattern change, abdominal distension and loss of weight, without vomiting but with nausea. A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen showed a small bowel obstruction caused by a migration of a small bowel loop in the right inguinal canal, with a clinically non-reducible inguinal hernia. The patient underwent surgery. The histopathological report showed small bowel large B cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Conclusion

When the diagnosis of the contents of an inguinal hernia is not well-established, surgery should be performed as soon as possible to ensure the cure of the disease and the correct diagnosis of the contents.
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