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Ileal Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Lymphoma with a Large-Cell Component That Regressed Spontaneously

Yohsuke Makino*, Hidekazu Suzuki*, Toshihiro Nishizawa*, Kaori KameyamaΆΣ, Tadakazu Hisamatsu*, Hiroyuki ImaedaΆΤ, Makio MukaiΆΣ, and Toshifumi Hibi*
*Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine and ΆΣDepartment of Pathology, ΆΤCenter for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Reported herein is a case of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the terminal ileum with a large-cell component, which regressed spontaneously. To the best of our knowledge, only five cases of spontaneously regressing MALT lymphoma have been reported in the English-language literature, and all of these cases were low-grade lymphomas. Spontaneous regression of a MALT lymphoma with a high-grade component is very rare. The present case suggests that MALT lymphoma cells have a reversible nature, even in the presence of a high-grade component. (Gut Liver 2010;4:117-121)
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma; Large cell component; Regression; Ileum, Low grade
Gut and Liver 2010 Mar; 4(1): 117-121
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