Follicular lymphoma of the stomach: immunohistochemical and molecular genetic studies


The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the most common site for the development of extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, with most cases having a diffuse architectural pattern. Follicular lymphoma (FL) of the stomach is a very rare disease, and little is known about the immuno-histochemical and molecular genetic characteristics of this type of lymphoma. Despite their rarity, FLs are an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of follicular hyperplasia of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), a relatively frequently encountered lesion with the potential to cause significant diagnostic difficulty, especially when assessment is based on scanty biopsy material. We report a 57-year-old woman with gastric FL, and describe the results of immunohistochemical and molecular genetic studies.

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@article{Kanda2003FollicularLO, title={Follicular lymphoma of the stomach: immunohistochemical and molecular genetic studies}, author={Motonobu Kanda and Koichi Ohshima and Junji Suzumiya and Seiji Haraoka and Chika Kawasaki and Shotaro Sakisaka and Masahiro Kikuchi}, journal={Journal of Gastroenterology}, year={2003}, volume={38}, pages={584-587} }