Conjunctival MALT Lymphoma: Case Report


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Mungan S. , ERSÖZ Ş. , TÜRK A. , KAKLIKKAYA N. , AKYOL N.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.32, no.5, pp.1440-1444, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/medsci.2010-22352
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1440-1444

Abstract

Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma (marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of MALT according to the World Health Organization classification) is one of the low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The majority of nonHodgkin's lymphomas of the ocular adnexa are extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphomas of the mucosa associated lymphoid tissue, also known as MALT lymphoma. In 8% of cases, it arises from the conjunctiva. Lymphoid tumors of the conjunctiva may appear as isolated neoplasms or a part of a systemic disease. In this study, we presented a case of primary conjunctival lymphoma and discussed the etiology, diagnosis and treatment with reference to previous studies and reviews.