LYMPHOSARCOMA may involve the gastrointestinal tract as a part of generalized lymphosarcoma or it may originate in the gut as an isolated neoplasm without evidence of generalized disease. Our interest in intestinal lymphosarcoma was stimulated by our study of the experience of Henry Ford Hospital with lymphosarcoma of the stomach.1 We have extended this study to include lymphosarcoma involving the remainder of the gastrointestinal tract. Some of these tumors had also involved the retroperitoneal areas of the abdominal cavity.
There appears to be a rather characteristic pattern of the clinical and radiologic features of these lesions. Careful study of these features should enable us in the future to make, or at least suspect, the correct preoperative diagnosis more frequently. In addition, the histologic features of these tumors can be a guide to a plan of management which can in more instances be selected to give the patient the maximum