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Treatment of extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma)

Authors
Arnold S Freedman, MD
Jonathan W Friedberg, MD
Section Editor
Andrew Lister, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FRCR
Deputy Editor
Rebecca F Connor, MD

INTRODUCTION

The non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtype of marginal zone lymphoma represents a group of lymphomas that have been historically classified together because they appear to arise from post-germinal center marginal zone B cells.

Several marginal zone lymphoma subtypes are recognized in the World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms:

Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma)

Nodal marginal zone lymphoma

Splenic marginal zone lymphoma

                           
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