Other nonneoplastic

Lymphoid hyperplasia

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Minor changes: 1 September 2020

Copyright: 2003-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: stomach lymphoid hyperplasia

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Lymphoid hyperplasia. website. Accessed December 8th, 2021.
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
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