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Delayed diagnosis of a high-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as an obstructing rectal mass
  1. Oliver Sudworth,
  2. Aisha Hameed
  1. Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Oliver Sudworth, oliver.sudworth{at}


This case describes a 54-year-old man who presented to the surgical triage unit and was found to have a rare underlying rectal lymphoma. The patient had previously sought medical advice on multiple occasions, reporting a chronic inability to open his bowels. This case report aims to highlight the importance of thorough history taking and examination, in order to reduce delaying the diagnosis of significant pathology.

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