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Revista Colombiana de Cancerología

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VILELA, Irene et al. Colonic MALT Lymphoma. Case report and literature review. rev.colomb.cancerol. [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.2, pp.62-64. ISSN 0123-9015.

MALT lymphoma is a rare form of low-grade non-Hodking B-cell lymphoma, which develops at the expense of lymphoid tissue of the mucous membranes. The most frequent location at the gastrointestinal level is the stomach related to the infection by Helicobacter pylori. Colonic MALT lymphoma is an extremely rare entity and the incidence of which does not exceed 5% of cases in Asian countries, with a series of less than 2.5%, with the location of this type of lymphoma being the most unusual of the entire digestive tract compared to other malignant neoplasms that affect the colon. The authors present the infrequent case of presentation of MALT-type lymphoma of colonic location in a 51-year-old male patient, describing the clinic, the results of complementary tests and the treatment received by the patient.

Keywords : Linfoma; Linfoma no Hodking; MALT; Colon; Helicobacter pylori.

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