Bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma: a clinical study of a rare disease.

  title={Bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma: a clinical study of a rare disease.},
  author={Shahid Uddin Ahmed and Steven J Kussick and Anita Karim Siddiqui and Tawfiqul A Bhuiya and Arfa Khan and Stephen J Sarewitz and Harry Steinberg and Cristina P. Sison and Kanti R Rai},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={40 9},
Bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) lymphoma is a distinct subgroup of low-grade B-cell extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, classified as marginal-zone lymphoma. This study was performed in order to assess the natural history of this rare entity. We evaluated retrospectively the clinical data of 22 patients with biopsy-proven BALT lymphoma at two tertiary-care institutions from 1996 to 2002. Immunophenotyping was done to confirm the abnormal populations of B-lymphoid cells in all cases… CONTINUE READING