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WHO Classification of Tumours
Primary intestinal follicular lymphoma
Tumours of haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues


This is a variant of follicular lymphoma . The majority of cases of primary follicular lymphoma in the GI tract occur in the small intestine, and involvement of the duodenum is a frequent feature
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Misdraji J, Fernandez del Castillo C, Ferry JA (1997)
Follicle center lymphoma of the ampulla of Vater presenting with jaundice: report of a case.
Am J Surg Pathol 21: 484-8

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Sato Y, Ichimura K, Tanaka T, Takata K, Morito T, Sato H, Kondo E, Yanai H, Ohara N, Oka T, Yoshino T (2008)
Duodenal follicular lymphomas share common characteristics with mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas.
J Clin Pathol 61: 377-81

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Shia J, Teruya-Feldstein J, Pan D, Hegde A, Klimstra DS, Chaganti RS, Qin J, Portlock CS, Filippa DA (2002)
Primary follicular lymphoma of the gastrointestinal tract: a clinical and pathologic study of 26 cases.
Am J Surg Pathol 26: 216-24

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Yoshino T, Miyake K, Ichimura K, Mannami T, Ohara N, Hamazaki S, Akagi T (2000)
Increased incidence of follicular lymphoma in the duodenum.
Am J Surg Pathol 24: 688-93

. Duodenal follicular lymphoma is predominantly found in the second portion of the duodenum, presenting as multiple small polyps, often as an incidental finding on endoscopy performed for other reasons. The morphology, immunophenotype and genetic features are similar to those of nodal follicular lymphomas. Most patients have localized disease (stage IE or IIE), and survival appears to be excellent even without treatment.

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