Primary hepatic lymphoma in a patient with chronic hepatitis C

Authors

  • JEREMY RYAN,

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    1. *Gastroenterology Department, Alfred Hospital, Prahran and Gastroenterology Unit, Royal Melbourme Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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  • SHARON WALLACE,

    1. †Anatomical Pathology, Alfred Hospital, Prahran and Gastroenterology Unit, Royal Melbourme Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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  • PENELOPE JONES,

    1. *Gastroenterology Department, Alfred Hospital, Prahran and Gastroenterology Unit, Royal Melbourme Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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  • GREG TAGGART,

    1. ‡Alfred Hospital, Prahran and Gastroenterology Unit, Royal Melbourme Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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  • FRANK DUDLEY

    1. *Gastroenterology Department, Alfred Hospital, Prahran and Gastroenterology Unit, Royal Melbourme Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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Dr Jeremy Ryan, Gastroenterology Department, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, Prahran, Vic. 3181, Australia.

Abstract

The case is presented of a woman with chronic active hepatitis C who developed primary hepatic lymphoma. The possible roles of viral hepatitis and therapeutic interferon in the pathogenesis and progression of this unusual maligancy are discussed. In addition, the importance of accurate tissue diagnosis to identify potentially treatable hepatic tumours is emphasized.

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