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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0120102649.
Published online 2010 July 22. doi:  10.1136/bcr.01.2010.2649
PMCID: PMC3028008
Rare disease

A solitary rectal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma

Abstract

Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a type of extra nodal malignant lymphoma seen in organs such as the stomach, thyroid and salivary glands. Furthermore, occurrence of colorectal MALT lymphoma is extremely rare. We report a case of a solitary rectal MALT lymphoma treated by surgical resection and radiotherapy. Lymphoma should be considered as a rare differential diagnosis when dealing with large bowel pathology. We would advocate the use of surgery as a primary treatment option for a medically fit patient.


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