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Bikram Shrestha, Bernard Kim, Alison Huffstetler
MALT: Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)-type lymphoma is a relatively rare disease; nevertheless, it is the third most common lymphoma type, accounting for 5-7% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Case series and retrospective analysis published in the literature have suggested that extra gastrointestinal (GI) MALT-type lymphoma can occur simultaneously with MALT-type lymphoma involving the GI tract. We report the case of a healthy, 64-year-old Caucasian male who presented with progressive fatigue, non-productive cough, and worsening exertional shortness of breath for 3 months who was subsequently diagnosed with gastric extra-nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma or MALToma with simultaneous metastasis to the lung (bronchi) based on biopsy reports...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Michael McFarlane, John Lin Hieng Wong, Shankara Paneesha, Zbigniew Rudzki, Ramesh Arasaradnam, Chuka Nwokolo
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALToma) is a subtype of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, comprising ∼17% of all gastrointestinal (GI) tract lymphomas. It is associated with chronic inflammation and autoimmunity, for example Helicobacter pylori gastritis and Sjogren's syndrome, respectively. Approximately 50% of GI MALTomas occur in the stomach, with small bowel and colonic lesions being less frequent. Synchronous upper and lower GI MALTomas occur rarely, with few cases reported. We present the case of a 73-year-old patient who presented with change in bowel habit and was found to have synchronous multifocal upper and lower GI MALTomas, which did not respond to H...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Shiber Shachaf, Molad Yair
BACKGROUND: Cryoglobulinemia is an immune-complex-mediated small vessel vasculitis that classically involves the skin, kidneys and peripheral nerves. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune hypercoagulable disorder which causes blood vessel thrombosis. It can present as a multi-organ microthrombotic disorder which is called catastrophic APS. OBJECTIVE: In this case series we aim to describe the diagnostic and management challenges that arise when these two severe disorders simultaneously present in the same patient...
January 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Babusha Kalra, Pamela Alice Kingsley, Preety Negi, M Joseph John, Kanwardeep Kwatra, Uttam Braino George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Blood Research
Colin W Howden, William D Chey, Nimish B Vakil
Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection is one of the most common chronic bacterial infections worldwide. International guidelines recommend H pylori eradication in several scenarios: patients with peptic ulcer disease, patients who have had endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer, and patients with a gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALToma). There is variability among the guidelines for other conditions. Treatment options for H pylori infection include triple, quadruple, and sequential therapy...
July 2014: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
A P Srinivasan, B O Parijatham, H Ganapathy
A 22-year-old male patient underwent a segmental resection of the ileum due to clinical symptoms of bowel obstruction and radiological evidence of ileal wall thickening and enlarged mesenteric nodes. Histopathological examination of the resected specimen revealed an extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma(MALToma) of the intestine and tuberculous lesions along with a solitary Peutz-Jeghers polyp. The case is presented for its rarity and to stress upon the clinical and radiological challenges that arise when lymphomas and tuberculous lesions co-exist at the same site...
April 2015: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
H S Shirsat, K Vaiphei
Purpose: Retrospective analysis of 81 routinely diagnosed gastrointestinal (GI) lymphoma to illustrate clinicopathological and immunohistochemical characteristics with predisposing condition. Materials and Methods: Age, sex, site, tumour stage, associated pathological features like lympho-epithelial lesion (LEL), atrophic gastritis (AG), intestinal metaplasia (IM) and enteropathy changes were analysed. Requisite immunohistochemical panel was applied wherever needed. Results: There were 55 male and 26 female patients with median age of 54...
July 2014: Indian Journal of Cancer
Shiber Shachaf, Molad Yair
BACKGROUND: Cryoglobulinemia is an immune-complex-mediated small vessel vasculitis that classically involves the skin, kidneys and peripheral nerves. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune hypercoagulable disorder which causes blood vessel thrombosis. It can present as a multi-organ microthrombotic disorder which is called catastrophic APS. OBJECTIVE: In this case series we aim to describe the diagnostic and management challenges that arise when these two severe disorders simultaneously present in the same patient...
January 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Anil Kumar Dhull, Vivek Kaushal, Sunita Singh, Manoj Pal, Amit Lathwal
INTRODUCTION: Lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) has been used to describe a marginal zone B-cell lymphoma derived from gastrointestinal lymphoid tissue. mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALToma) of the ileum are extremely rare and only few reports with endoscopic features have been reported. CASE STUDY: We present a 55-year-old male patient with history of abdominal pain and loss of appetite since 2½ years. Abdomino-pelvic ultrasonography was normal, but computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen showed, dilated segment of ileum containing both contrast and debris...
December 2014: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Rahul Magazine, Hameed Aboobackar Shahul, Vidya Monappa, Bharti Chogtu
A 53-year-old man with a significant smoking history presented with chronic cough, exertional breathlessness, intermittent fever, weight loss and anorexia. A review of his past medical records revealed he was diagnosed to have sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis 5 years earlier, for which he had received multiple courses of incomplete antitubercular therapy. This time, though he was primarily suspected to have active pulmonary tuberculosis, lack of microbiological evidence and further investigations including histopathological evaluation of lung lesions confirmed a diagnosis of Marginal zone B cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALToma/BALToma)...
2014: BMJ Case Reports
Yiming Qian, Jean Seely, Shaheed Hakim, Bruce M Jamison, Angel Arnaout
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2014: Breast Journal
Francesca Vedovo, Nicola Pavan, Giovanni Liguori, Salvatore Siracusano, Rossana Bussani, Carlo Trombetta
We report a case of primary renal lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue in an 82-year-old woman. She presented with a history of renal mass previously treated with kidney percutaneous cryoablation at another centre.
May 2014: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Nilufer Yildirim-Poyraz, Elif Ozdemir, Abdulkadir Basturk, Aydan Kilicarslan, Seyda Turkolmez
Primary orbital lymphomas are rare; the major histopathologic type is extranodal marginal-zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) or MALToma. We present a case of a 79-year-old female patient with FDG-avid lacrimal gland MALToma with nodal and pulmonary involvement (stage IVE). Nasopharynx and gastric involvement were detected on restaging F-FDG PET/CT after rituximab therapy, and it was found to have a site of transformation to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in the nasopharynx...
February 2015: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Jong-Min Park, Ki Baik Hahm
The guideline of the Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research group for Helicobacter pylori infection was first produced in 1998, when definite indication for H. pylori eradication is early gastric cancer in addition to the previous indications of peptic ulcer (PUD) including scar lesion and marginal zone B cell lymphoma (MALT type). Though treatment is recommended for the relatives of a patient with gastric cancer, unexplained iron deficiency anemia, and chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a consensus treatment guideline is the treatment of PUD, MALToma, and gastric cancer in Korea...
2014: Digestive Diseases
Ia S Tsimmerman
Part 1 of this paper presents a brief description of the results of 25 year investigations of H. pylori infection and its contribution to the development of gastroduodenal pathology (chronic hepatitis, ulcer disease, stomach cancer, gastric maltoma) with reference to its diagnostics, strategy and efficacy of eradication therapy. Part 2 contains arguments and facts that contradict opinions in favour of the leading role of H. pylori infection in pathogenesis of major gastro-duodenal disorders as well as results of the studies of normal and anomalous gastric mucosal microflora comprising numerous bacteria, besides H...
2013: Klinicheskaia Meditsina
Sang-Won Kim, Do Hoon Lim, Yong Chan Ahn, Won Seog Kim, Seok Jin Kim, Young Hyeh Ko, Kyoung-Mee Kim
AIM: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of radiation therapy (RT) for early-stage gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALToma). METHODS: The records of 64 patients treated between 1998 and 2011 were analyzed retrospectively. For Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)-positive patients (n = 31), chemotherapy or H. pylori eradication therapy was the initial treatment. In patients with failure after H. pylori eradication, RT was performed. For H. pylori-negative patients (n = 33), chemotherapy or RT was the first-line treatment...
September 28, 2013: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
A Mohammad, R Makaju
Objective: To find out the spectrum of various histopathologic types of primary neoplasms of different parts of the gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colorectum, anal canal) seen at the Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital (KUTH), Dhulikhel as there exists a worldwide wide variation in the distribution of various neoplasms of different parts of the gastrointestinal tract, which appears largely due to exogenous factors rather than due to inherent differences between populations...
October 2006: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
D Wei, P Rich, L Bridges, A J Martin, I Chau, I Bodi, B K MacDonald
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) cells are present in gastrointestinal mucosa but rarely found in the central nervous system (CNS). We describe an unusual and rare case of CNS MALT lymphoma in a patient presenting with stroke-like symptoms.
2013: BMJ Case Reports
Wesley Russell, Arnold Herskovic, David Gessert, Jack A Cohen, Jonathan B Rubenstein, Stephanie A Gregory
BACKGROUND: Ocular adnexal mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas (MALTomas) are rare, and there are no phase III trials to guide treatment. Primary radiation therapy has been the typical management. This retrospective series reports the experience of a single institution and adds to the current literature. METHODS: Our electronic medical record system and available paper charts were used to identify patients with MALTomas of the lacrimal gland or sac, conjunctiva, and orbital structures, including extraocular muscles...
April 2013: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
Morag Meriel Griffin, Nick Morley
INTRODUCTION: The use of rituximab has led to significant improvements in the outcome of both aggressive and indolent Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). It is the first targeted therapy to be developed for the treatment of lymphoma which has been widely adopted. AREAS COVERED: This paper discusses the use of rituximab in NHL, mainly concentrating on diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma (FL), with a brief discussion about use in other types of NHL including mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)...
May 2013: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
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