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Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2008;2008:742146. doi: 10.1155/2008/742146.

Colonic involvement in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, 00290 Helsinki, Finland. perttu.arkkila@fimnet.fi

Abstract

Various gastrointestinal infiltrations have been described in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Here, we report a 69-year-old man with CLL and anaemia in whom the macroscopic finding of colonoscopy was normal, but the histological specimens revealed lymphocytic leukemia in ileum and in colon. If a CLL patient has any symptoms suggesting a possible GI manifestation of the haematologic disease or anaemia not explained by bone marrow infiltration or hemolysis, the diagnostic evaluation should include endoscopies with adequate biopsies.

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