Gastric lymphoma


  • Sravani Padala Department of Medical and Imaging, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, PR
  • Jian Bing Zhu Department of Medical and Imaging, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, PR
  • Li Yu Department of Medical and Imaging, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, PR



H.pylori, Gastric lymphoma, B cell and T cell lymphoma, Endoscopic and radiological findings


Gastrointestinal lymphomas represent 5-20% of extra nodal lymphomas and mainly occur in the stomach and small intestine. Clinical findings are not specific, thus often determining a delay in the diagnosis. Imaging features at conventional and cross-sectional imaging must be known by the radiologist since he/she plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis and disease assessment, thus assisting in the choice of the optimal treatment to patients. This review focuses on the wide variety of imaging presentation of esophageal, gastric, and small and large bowel lymphoma presenting their main imaging appearances at conventional and cross-sectional imaging, mainly focusing on computed tomography and magnetic resonance, helping in the choice of the best imaging technique for the disease characterization and assessment and the recognition of potential complications. Gastrointestinal tract is the most common extra nodal site involved by lymphoma. Although lymphoma can involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract .The most frequent sites in order of its occurrence are the stomach followed by small intestine and ileocecal region. Gastrointestinal tract lymphoma is usually secondary to the widespread nodal diseases and primary gastrointestinal tract lymphoma is relatively rare.


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How to Cite

Padala, S., Zhu, J. B., & Yu, L. (2017). Gastric lymphoma. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 4(6), 2481–2486.



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