MALT lymphoma

Author: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 November 2017, last major update October 2012

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PubMed Search: MALT lymphoma trachea

Cite this page: Handra-Luca, A. MALT lymphoma. website. Accessed April 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Low grade lymphoma similar to tumors elsewhere (see Lymphoma and plasma cell neoplasms chapter)
  • May represent recurrence of parotid tumor, may be associated with bronchial tumors
  • Polypoid or multiple tumors
  • Symptoms: cough, dyspnea, hoarseness, weight loss
Case reports
  • Bronchoscopic resection, R-COP
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Diffuse infiltrate of small lymphocytes with centrocyte-like features surrounding reactive follicles
  • Plasmacytoid cells and lymphoepithelial lesions present
Microscopic (histologic) images

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83 year old woman with a dry cough and dyspnea

Positive stains
  • Light chain restriction
Negative stains