Chronic lymphocytic leukemia presenting as an anal mass

Academic Article


  • A middle-aged man sought medical attention because of a large perianal mass. The lesion was caused by a massive subepithelial infiltrate of small neoplastic lymphocytes representing a localized tissue manifestation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This report emphasizes the possibility of leukemia/lymphomas occurring at the anus, to stress that leukemia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with perianal disease in the presence of lymphadenopathy and constitutional symptoms. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.
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  • Cresson DH; Siegal GP
  • Start Page

  • 83
  • End Page

  • 87
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 1