A 57-year-old woman presented with intermittent symptoms of intestinal obstruction. Workup provided nondiagnostic radiologic studies. An exploratory laparotomy revealed a segmental dilatation in the proximal ileum, which showed diffuse thickening of the intestinal wall. Microscopic examination of the affected area disclosed a diffuse transmural infiltrate composed of small lymphocytes, mature plasma cells, and lymphoplasmacytoid cells in different stages of maturation associated with extracellular periodic acid-Schiff-positive material. In addition, serum protein electrophoresis showed a monoclonal immunoglobulin M κ paraprotein. Postoperative workup did not demonstrate evidence of systemic involvement. The morphologic features and immunohistochemical and molecular analyses were consistent with lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma (immunocytoma). We report an unusual case of primary extranodal immunocytoma involving the small intestine and discuss its clinicopathologic features.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|State||Published - May 22 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology