Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Presenting as Multiple Lymphomatous PolyposisYasunori Ota1*, Kengo Takeuchi2, Mineo Kurokawa3 and Masashi Fukayama4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yasunori Ota
Department of Pathology
Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 24, 2012; Accepted date: December 06, 2012; Published date: December 08, 2012
Citation: Ota Y, Takeuchi K, Kurokawa M, Fukayama M (2012) Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Presenting as Multiple Lymphomatous Polyposis. J Clin Exp Pathol 2:132. doi: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000132
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Multiple Lymphomatous Polyposis (MLP) is characterized by multiple polyps with lymphoma invasion involving long segments of the Gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Most MLP are thought to represent Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) of the GI tract. However, some follicular lymphomas, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas, and adult T-cell lymphomas  have been found to show a multiple polypoid appearance throughout long segments of the GI tract. We report a case with MLP associated with Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL). SLL in extranodal sites is difficult to diagnose and the clinical course is different from that of MCL. MCL has a more aggressive clinical course than Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or SLL (CLL/SLL). A median survival time of CLL/SLL is 7 to 10 years, while patients with MCL have a median survival of 3 years .