Gastric MALT lymphoma: A low-grade malignant lymphoma of the stomach associated with chronic infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Three-quarters of gastric MALT lymphomas regress after the eradication of H. pylori with antibiotics. The one-quarter that are unresponsive to antibiotics carry a characteristic chromosomal translocation or are at an advanced stage. The translocation is of the t(11;18)(q21;q21) type.
Last Editorial Review: 1/14/2004
Common Misspellings: gastric malt limpoma, gastric malt lypoma, gastric malt lymphnoma, gastric malt lympoma, gastric malt lynphoma