Case report| Volume 72, ISSUE 2, P277-279, August 1946

Lymphosarcoma of the rectum

Five-year cure following local removal
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      A case of lymphosarcoma in a rectal polyp is presented. Treatment consisted only of local removal with the diathermy snare and fulguration of the base. There is no evidence of recurrence after five years.
      It is suggested that lymphosarcoma of the lymphocytic type, when occurring in a polyp and unassociated with any evidence of involvement of the general lymphatic system, may be clinically not malignant, or of such a low grade of malignancy as to permit successful treatment by thorough local removal and continued careful observation.
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