Tuesday, January 25, 2011

T-cell Small Bowel Lymphoma

Interesting case of a small bowel obstruction due to a T-cell lymphoma. T-cell lymphomas arise in the setting of underlying celiac sprue. The prognosis is generally poor, even after definitive surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy. One and five year survival rates are 38% and 19%, respectively, according to this paper.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Celiac Sprue"...
Umm I think I missed that day, and isn't that the great thing about Med School, that you can know absolutely nothing about something and still have a 1/5 chance of getting the board question right.
Sort of like the way the Cleveland Indians hit.
And thanks, now for the next week, everytime my stomach growls I'll wonder if it's a T-Cell Lymphoma instead of the Texas Pete on my breakfast burritto.
Oh, Georgia lethally injected someone last night, guess someone found a spare stick of Pentothal lying around...
and speaking of lethal injections, the Cavs lost again, but there first in line for that #1 draft pick..