A Case of Rectal Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Lymphoma Presenting as Telangiectasia: A Case Report 1650
The American Journal of Gastroenterology
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The World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms consists of several marginal zone lymphoma subtypes, the most common of which is extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma). Extranodal marginal zone lymphomas can stem from a number of epithelial tissues, including the lungs, thyroid, skin, and GI tract. Of all tissues with possible extranodal lymphoma involvement, the GI tract is the most common. However of these GI sites, colorectal lymphoma is rare, accounting for approximately 3 percent of the GI lymphomas and only 0.3 percent of all large intestinal malignancies. Symptoms including abdominal pain, occult bleeding, bowel obstruction and diarrhea are possible findings in patients with colorectal lymphoma. Findings on colonoscopy can include mucosal nodularity, ulceration and or even a mass.
Gastroenterology | Oncology
A Case of Rectal Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Lymphoma Presenting as Telangiectasia: A Case Report 1650.
The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 114