In this paper two series of patients with gastric lymphoma are reviewed and compared. In the first series, patients without known risk factors for this illness are excluded, while in the second are included patients with AIDS or seropositivity for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). After a review of the different features of the two series, we conclude that sonography is the first choice imaging method when a gastric mass is suspected. Ultrasonic examination should also be performed in young patients complaining of epigastric pain, especially in those with known drug addiction or other risk factors for HIV infection. On the other hand, the sonographic finding of a gastric mass in a young patient without previous known disease, should raise the suspicion of HIV infection.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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