Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue with initial presentation in the pleura

Andrew Mitchell, Caroline Meunier, Denise Ouellette, Thomas Colby

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Abstract

Extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lympheid tissue (EMZL/MALT-type) occurs in a wide variety of body sites; it is well recognized as a form of primary lung lymphoma. However, until recently, pleural presentation of this form of low-grade lymplioma has not been documented. A small series of case reports has brought to attention the potential for primary occurrence or initial presentation in the pleura of EMZL/MALT-type. In this report, we describe an additional patient with EMZL/MALT-type with initial pleural presentation and review the literature. Clinicians and pathologists dealing with lymphoproliferative disorders involving the pleura should be aware of this rare entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-794
Number of pages4
JournalChest
Volume129
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Extranodal
  • Lymphoma
  • Marginal
  • Mucosa associated
  • Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
  • Pleura
  • Pleural
  • Zone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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