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glossary:gastric_malt_lymphoma [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||Gastric MALT lymphoma: A low-grade [[malignant]] [[lymphoma]] of the stomach associated with chronic [[infection]] by the bacterium [[Helicobacter pylori]]. Three-quarters of gastric MALT lymphomas regress after the eradication of H. pylori with [[antibiotic]]s. The one-quarter that are unresponsive to antibiotics carry a characteristic chromosomal translocation or are at an advanced stage. The translocation is of the t(11;18)(q21;q21) type.|
|+||Last Editorial Review: 1/14/2004|
|+||Common Misspellings: gastric malt limpoma, gastric malt lypoma, gastric malt lymphnoma, gastric malt lympoma, gastric malt lynphoma |