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J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2007 Sep;16(3):315-9.

Computer tomographic evaluation of digestive tract non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

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Department of Radiology and Imaging, Fundeni Hospital, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Str. Fundeni no. 258, 022328 Bucharest, Romania.


Computer Tomographic (CT) study is crucial for defining distribution, characteristics and staging of primary gastrointestinal lymphomas. The presence of multifocal sites, the wall thickening with diffuse infiltration of the affected gastrointestinal (GI) segment in association with regional adenopathies, permit the orientation of the CT diagnosis for primary GI lymphomas. The gold standard for diagnosis remains, in all cases of digestive tract non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL), the histological examination, which allows a tissue diagnosis, performed preferably by transmural biopsy.

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