Extranodal lymphomas: the MALT concept.

@article{Isaacson1992ExtranodalLT,
  title={Extranodal lymphomas: the MALT concept.},
  author={Peter G. Isaacson},
  journal={Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Pathologie},
  year={1992},
  volume={76},
  pages={
          14-23
        }
}
Extranodal lymphomas account for as many as 40% of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and most arise in the gastro-intestinal tract which is a major lymphoid organ in its own right. Gastrointestinal (gut) associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) and that of other mucosae (MALT), differs both structurally and functionally from nodal lymphoid tissue and low grade B cell lymphomas arising in the gastrointestinal tract and other mucosae have been found to recapitulate the structure and cytological features of MALT… CONTINUE READING

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