Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: A case of testis lymphoma metastasized to the gallbladder
Yutaka Tsutsumi, Reiki Ogasawara, Fumiyasu Yamamoto, Yutaka Yamada, Yasuyuki Komatsu, Kazuhiko Ichiki, Shinich Ito, Nobuaki Kurauchi, Kazuhiro Kudo, Norihiko Shimoyama, Junji Tanaka, Masahiro Asaka, Masahiro Imamura, Hirohito Naruse, Nobuo Masauzi
Department of Clinical Pathology, Hakodate Municipal Hospital, Hakodate, Japan.
Department of Gastroentelology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hakodate Municipal Hospital, Hakodate, Japan.
Department of Hematology and Oncology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
Department of Internal Medicine, Hakodate Municipal Hospital, Hakodate, Japan.
Department of Surgery, Hakodate Municipal Hospital, Hakodate, Japan.
Department of Urology, Hakodate Municipal Hospital, Hakodate, Japan.
DOI: 10.4236/ojim.2012.21003   PDF    HTML     4,279 Downloads   7,177 Views   Citations


Testis lymphoma (diffuse large B cell lymphoma) metastasized to the gallbladder. The gall bladder is rarely involved in cases of the malignant lymphoma, and lymphoma metastasis from the testis to the gallbladder has not been previously reported. These reports may possibly change by the introduction of PET/CT. Furthermore, although it was a struggle to diagnose this particular case, there is a possibility that we may have been able to recognize metastasis from the testis at an earlier stage if PET/CT had been conducted.

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Tsutsumi, Y. , Ogasawara, R. , Yamamoto, F. , Yamada, Y. , Komatsu, Y. , Ichiki, K. , Ito, S. , Kurauchi, N. , Kudo, K. , Shimoyama, N. , Tanaka, J. , Asaka, M. , Imamura, M. , Naruse, H. and Masauzi, N. (2012) Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: A case of testis lymphoma metastasized to the gallbladder. Open Journal of Internal Medicine, 2, 11-14. doi: 10.4236/ojim.2012.21003.

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