Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue in middle ear and eustachian tube.

@article{Kamimura2001MucosaassociatedLT,
  title={Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue in middle ear and eustachian tube.},
  author={Mikio Kamimura and Isamu Sando and Carey D. Balaban and Shin-ichi Haginomori},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2001},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={
          243-7
        }
}
The presence of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) was investigated histopathologically in every 20th section from 99 vertically cut, celloidin-embedded temporal bone-eustachian tube (ET) specimens. Among specimens from infants and children between 1 month and 7 years of age, MALT was found in 22 of 44 (50%). However, in 26 adults over 18 years of age, MALT was found in only 2 specimens (7.7%), a significantly lower incidence than that in infants and children. Moreover, MALT did not… CONTINUE READING
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