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CASE REPORT | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2469-5807/1510076

Hodgkin Lymphoma Involving the Oesophagus: A Case Report

Ban Sulaiman1, Iram Naaz2* and Anne Crotty3

1Conjoint Fellow, University of Newcastle and Western Sydney, Australia

2Consultant Anatomical Pathologist, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Australia

3Senior Staff Specialist, Anatomical Pathology, Pathology North, John Hunter Hospital, Australia


Lymphomas of the gastrointestinal tract are very rare. Primary and secondary oesophageal lymphoma account for less than 1% of all gastrointestinal lymphomas. Secondary oesophageal involvement is by contiguous spread from the stomach or surrounding lymph nodes. Patients with oesophageal lymphoma have varying presentations and complications which include perforation with a tracheo-oesophageal fistula, mass and haemorrhage.

We present a case of recurrence of Hodgkin lymphoma involving the oesophagus and the surrounding lymph nodes. A 75-year-old male presented with dysphagia. He was diagnosed three years ago with Hodgkin lymphoma stage 2A and was managed by chemotherapy. Barium swallow was performed for the present complaint which showed a 12 mm lesion situated 5 cm above the cardio-oesophageal junction. Urgent gastroscopy was done, and the lesion was biopsied. The PET scan revealed FDG avid oesophageal malignancy with probable FDG avid nodal disease around the proximal lesser curvature of the stomach.