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Indian J Gastroenterol. 1994 Apr;13(2):70-1.

Hodgkin's lymphoma of colon: an unusual cause of isolated splenic vein obstruction.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.


A case of splenic vein obstruction due to infiltration by Hodgkin's lymphoma of the colon is reported. The patient presented with massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage and a lump in the abdomen. Laparotomy revealed a colonic tumor infiltrating the splenic vein, causing left sided portal hypertension.

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