Gastrointestinal Lymphoma: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation

Radiol Clin North Am. 2016 Jul;54(4):765-84. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2016.03.007.


Extranodal lymphoma is a heterogeneous group of hematologic neoplasms that can affect every abdominal organ, with distinctive pathologic, radiologic, and clinical features. The radiologic findings are closely related to the underlying pathophysiology, and an understanding of these characteristic features should facilitate recognition of extranodal lymphoma and its various subtypes. Within the abdomen, lymphoma is found most commonly in the gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach. This article presents the findings in gastrointestinal tract lymphoma.

Keywords: Diagnosis; Extranodal; Gastrointestinal tract; Imaging; Lymphoma; Pathology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lymphoma / pathology*
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography / methods
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
  • Ultrasonography / methods