Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the esophagus

J Dig Dis. 2008 Nov;9(4):241-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-2980.2008.00354.x.


Lymphoma is a malignant neoplasm classically involving the lymph and reticuloendothelial tissues. According to the World Health Organization classification (2000) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), there are over 20 different subtypes, each with its own characteristics and behavior. Gastrointestinal lymphoma is a less common type of NHL, usually affecting the stomach, colon and small intestines. The esophagus, however, is rarely involved. Here the investigators report a case of primary NHL of the esophagus so that this may be of help to physicians in future encounters.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived
  • Antigens, CD20 / metabolism
  • Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Deglutition Disorders / etiology
  • Disease Progression
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / complications
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / complications
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / diagnosis*
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / drug therapy
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / metabolism
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rituximab


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived
  • Antigens, CD20
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Rituximab