Mantle cell lymphoma presenting as acute appendicitis
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Most cases of appendicitis associated with lymphoma reported in literature are in patients with Burkitt's or large B-cell lymphoma. Mantle cell lymphoma only makes up 4% of all lymphoma cases in the U.S. We report a case of a patient with mantle cell lymphoma presenting with acute appendicitis. A 75-year-old male with a history of left cervical lymphadenopathy biopsied to be mantle cell lymphoma presented with right lower abdomen pain for 3 days. An outpatient CT scan revealed acute appendicitis. Laparoscopic appendectomy was performed without any complication.The histologic examination showed mantle cell lymphoma occluding the lumen of appendix...

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