Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the thyroid: Report of a case

Atsunori Nakao, Kenji Fujisawa, Hisashi Mimura, Kazuhiko Ezawa, Masamitsu Natsumeda, Keiko Fukuoka, Hiroshi Isozaki, Noriaki Tanaka

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The patient was a 59-year-old Japanese woman who presented with a neck swelling. Ultrasonography and computed tomography demonstrated a round tumor in the thyroid right lobe measuring 2.5 x 1.5 cm in size. A right hemithyroidectomy with lymph node dissection was performed. Histopathological findings demonstrated low-grade B cell lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) associated papillary microcarcinoma. A previous report showed an excellent prognosis of MALT lymphoma of the thyroid without capsular invasion or lymph node involvement. We also describe the concept of MALT lymphoma as a primary lesion in which lymphoid tissue is not present in the normal state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-814
Number of pages4
JournalAnticancer research
Issue number1 B
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • MALT lymphona
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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