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Genetic aberrations associated with the development of extranodal high-grade large B-cell lymphoma originating in the stomach have not been fully identified yet. We analyzed 31 such lymphomas using 73 microsatellite markers for allelic imbalance and microsatellite instability. The highest frequency (42%) of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) was found on the long(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphomatous neoplasia of the stomach is initially seen either as primary gastric B-cell lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) or as nodal non-Hodgkin s lymphoma (NHL) secondarily involving the GI tract. One hundred seventy-six patients with primary gastric NHL (low grade, n = 65; high grade, n = 111) and 29 with secondary(More)
Helicobacter pylori provides the pathogenic background for the development of gastric MALT-type lymphoma. The assessment of H. pylori is limited by the accuracy of the detection method used. Especially in patients with low-grade MALT-type lymphoma, the H. pylori status is the crucial question for therapeutic management. In this study, 60 patients with(More)
Diagnostic und therapeutic management of gastric lymphomas of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type (MALT-type lymphomas) is often based exclusively on the evaluation of biopsy material. To evaluate the diagnostic value of gastric biopsies in gastric MALT-type lymphomas, biopsies--on average six per patient--and subsequent surgical specimens of 64(More)
Tumor stage and histological grading (low grade vs. high grade) determine the prognostic outcome of primary gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)-type non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Any diagnostic uncertainty of clinical staging may have potentially important therapeutic implications, especially if a non-surgical approach is favored. Diagnostic(More)
Recent investigations have suggested that osteoclasts and osteoblasts belong to different cell systems: osteoclasts originate from hemopoietic stem cells, most probably via precursors of the mononuclear phagocyte system. Osteoblasts, however, arise from local mesenchyme. The present classification of bone tumors issued by the WHO, however, is still based on(More)
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