Endoscopic features of lymphoproliferative diseases

Georgios Mavrogenis, MD, from the Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, in Brussels, Belgium describes this VideoGIE case “Endoscopic features of lymphoproliferative diseases.”

This video presents a case series of common and rare lymphomas of the GI tract.

Diagnosis of lymphomas is challenging. Lymphoproliferative disorders of the GI tract are rare and the endoscopic spectrum is impressive ranging from slight erythema to giant peduculated masses. The purpose of this video is to familiarize endoscopists with the range of endoscopic features and prepare them for the management and follow up.

From this video case, other endoscopists can learn how to diagnose, stage, and treat a gastric MALT lymphoma as well as duodenal follicular lymphoma, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder of the duodenum, colonic MALT lymphoma, solitary rectal plasmacytoma, and high-grade diffuse B cell colorectal lymphoma.

This work was done during my training in Saint Luc University Hospital. I would like to express my gratitude to the endoscopic team under the direction of Pr Deprez and Pr Piessevaux. In addition I would like to thank Dr GS Raju for mentoring me in the production of endoscopic videos.

Figure 1. A, Gastric MALT lymphoma: combined narrow-band imaging and zoom endoscopy showing a nodular aspect of the mucosa with lack of normal glandular epithelium and abnormal microvessels. B, Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder of the duodenum: endoscopy disclosing multiple ulcers with elevated borders covered with white granules.

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