Lymphoid hyperplasia

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 December 2016, last major update September 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: stomach lymphoid hyperplasia
Cite this page: Lymphoid hyperplasia. website. Accessed October 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Resembles lymphoma clinically
  • Associated with gastric ulceration; may have extensive fibrosis
  • Usually H. pylori infection
  • May be precursor to extranodal marginal zone (MALT) lymphoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Reactive germinal centers, mixed inflammatory cells, polyclonal immunoglobulins