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Abstract | Full HTML Article | PDF ecancer 13 933 / https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2019.933

Case Report

Two cases of gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma masquerading as follicular gastritis

In this report, we describe two cases of extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) of the stomach, which presented with multiple small, whitish nodules in the gastric body. The endoscopic appearance was similar to that of lymphoid follicular hyperplasia found in follicular gastritis or nodular gastritis. Both patients were positive for Helicobacter pylori, and the eradication treatment resulted in complete remission of the lymphoma. However, recurrence was noted in one patient. These cases indicate that, although infrequent, gastric MALT lymphoma can show a nodular appearance resembling that of follicular gastritis.

Keywords: mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, gastrointestinal endoscope, gastric neoplasms, follicular gastritis, nodular gastritis

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Colorectal & gastro

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