Background. Primary non Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) is the most frequent extranodal lymphoma accounting for approximately 40% of all extranodal primary NHL. The role of surgery and other treatment modalities in the management of these patients is still controversial. Patients and Methods. We reviewed the records of 68 patients with primary GI-NHL. Ten patients had incomplete records and were excluded from further evaluation. The records of 58 patients were considered, and all were available for analysis and follow-up. Results. The most frequent site of involvement was the stomach (47 patients), followed by ileum (7 patients), large bowel (3 patients) and duodenum (1 patient). Malignant lymphomas of follicular center cell origin represented the most prevalent histologic types, accounting for 58% (34 of 58) of all cases. Stage, evaluated according to the criteria of Musshoff, was I(e) in 15 cases, II(e) in 16, III(e) in 7, and IV in the remaining 20 cases. The median survival for the entire group of 58 patients was 54 months, with 46% of patients surviving at 5 years. The median survival was 71 months for patients in stage I-II, 60 for patients in stage III, and 25 for patients in stage IV (p = 0.016). Moreover, we found significantly improved survival in patients undergoing surgical tumor resection (p = 0.003). Conclusions. Even if at the present time the optimal management of primary GI-NHL is difficult to assess, our data suggest that it is prudent to advise resection followed by adjuvant CT in most patients, whereas CT alone should be considered only when surgery cannot be performed.
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|Data di pubblicazione:||1992|
|Titolo:||PRIMARY GASTROINTESTINAL LYMPHOMA - A CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF 58 CASES|
|Autori:||M. CIRILLO; M. FEDERICO; G. CURCI; E. TAMBORRINO; L. PICCININI; V. SILINGARDI|
|Autori interni:||FEDERICO, Massimo |
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