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glossary:mucosa_associated_lymphoid_tissue_malt [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||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 [[cell]]s 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 |