Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
Enteropathy associated T cell lymphoma is the most serious complication of celiac sprue. The incidence of malignancy, in general, is approximately twofold greater in celiac disease than in the general population, but the risk of specific gastrointestinal malignancies is markedly increased. Lymphoma of the small intestine, comprises approximately 50% of the malignancies, and the most are of T-cell origin. We report a case of celiac disease associated T-cell Lymphoma of the jejunum in a woman. At the age of 33 the diagnosis of Celiac sprue was made, after institucion of a gluten free diet the patient improved, but, fifteen year later, the patient begin with fever and abdominal pain. Laparotomy showed a perforation of the intestine by a tumour.
Palabras clave : T-cell Lymphoma; Celiac disease.