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Table 1 Pertinent clinical information of the patients with PI-FL and the control cases with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia

From: Density and size of lymphoid follicles are useful clues in differentiating primary intestinal follicular lymphoma from intestinal reactive lymphoid hyperplasia

Parameters PI-FL Control
Case number n = 21 n = 17
Age (years)
 Range 24–90 29–65
 Median 61 54
Gender
 Male/Female 10/11 8/9
Symptoms
 None 8 15
 Epigastric discomfort 4 2
 Stool occult blood 2 0
 Bowel habit change 1 0
 Epigastric discomfort and bowel habit change 1 0
 Abdominal pain 1 0
 Recurrent post-prandial hiccup 1 0
 Small bowel obstruction 1 0
 NA 2 0
Site
 Duodenum 11 (52%) 11
 Ileocecum 6 (29%) 4
 Jejunum 2 (10%) 0
 Colon, multiple 2 (10%) 2
Endoscopic findings
 Polypoid lesions 10 2
 Whitish plaques 3 0
 Nodularity 2 1
 Hyperemia 1 6
 Bloody fluid 1 0
 NA 4 8
Sampling method
 Biopsy/Mucosal resection/Resection 16/1/4 17/0/0
Stage
 I/II/NA 13/5/3  
FLIPI
 0/1/2/3/NA 7/7/2/2/3  
Treatment
 None/CT/RT/NA 9/8/2/2  
Follow-up time (months)
 Range 12–208  
 Median 41  
  1. Abbreviation: CT Chemotherapy, NA Not available, PI-FL Primary intestinal follicular lymphoma, RT Radiotherapy