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glossary:mucosa_associated_lymphoid_tissue_malt

A low grade B-Cell non-hodgkin's lymphoma arising most commonly in the stomach, salivary gland, lung, or thyroid tissue. The gastrointestinal tract, particularly the stomach, is the most frequently involved site. The bacteria Helicobacter pylori is found in up to 92% of patients with gastric MALT lymphoma.

A low grade type of malignancy that arises in cells in mucosal tissue which are involved in antibody production. These lymphomas occur most often in the stomach but can also arise in the lung, thyroid, salivary glands, eye, skin or soft tissues. MALT stands for mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue.

MALT lymphomas are typically slow growing and are usually diagnosed at an early stage. They may be treated with low doses of radiotherapy or removed by surgery. If they have spread, they are treated with chemotherapy. The outlook is good, even when the disease is quite widespread.

Common Misspellings: malt limpoma, malt lypoma, malt lymphnoma, malt lympoma, malt lynphoma

glossary/mucosa_associated_lymphoid_tissue_malt.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)