Gastric MALT lymphoma

Case contributed by Sigmund Stuppner
Diagnosis certain


Recurrent abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 83
Gender: Male

 Hypoechoic focal wall thickening of the greater gastric curvature (16 mm).


CT findings are a extensive wall thickening of the greater gastric curvature with multiple pathologic perigastric lymph nodes.

Case Discussion

Stomach biopsy showed a marginal zone B-cell lymphoma  (MALTOMA) of the greater curvature and HP.

Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, also called extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma, is a type of low-grade extranodal lymphoma. Chronic infection/inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis, for example Helicobacter pylori infection.


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