B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue. SYN: extranodal marginal zone lymphoma.
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mucosal associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma

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MALT·oma (mawl-toґmə) a form of extranodal marginal zone lymphoma originating in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, particularly that of the gastrointestinal tract; other sites include the larynx, salivary glands, thyroid gland, and lung. It is characterized by small lymphocytes, marginal zone B cells, monocytoid B cells, and plasma cells. Tumors are generally localized and indolent, but may spread or become more aggressive.

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