Primary Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Sigmoid Colon

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Primary gastrointestinal lymphoma is the most common type of extra-nodal lymphoma, representing about 30%-50% of all extra-nodal involvement. The stomach is the most common site, with the colon and rectum accounting for a minority of occurrences. Primary colorectal lymphoma is uncommon, representing only 0.3% of all large intestinal malignancies and approximately 3% of gastrointestinal (GI) lymphomas, with the majority of these being B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) being the most common subtype. We present a case of an 85-year-old male who presented with symptoms suggestive of bowel obstruction, who, after further evaluation, was diagnosed with primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the colon, DLBCL subtype.