Involvement of the liver in systemic lymphomas occurs
in approximately 50% of all cases.
Any form of lymphoma (Hodgkins or non-Hodgkins
Disease) can involve the liver.
|General Gross Description|
Grossly, the liver shows some evidence of involvement
depending upon the extent of tumor.
Occasionally, nodular deposits may be seen.
|General Microscopic Description|
Microscopically, the lymphoma looks like that seen in lymph nodes.
The earliest involvement in the liver involves the
portal triads in the form of nodular aggregates of
Such involvement, if extensive, can spill into the
periportal area of the liver parenchyma.
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|Synopsis by: T.V.Rajan, M.D., Ph.D. (T56000M95906)