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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 82–87 | Cite as

Radiological features in paediatric primary gastric MALT lymphoma and association with Helicobacter pylori

  • Sebuh Kurugoglu
  • Ismail Mihmanli
  • Tiraje Celkan
  • Hilal Aki
  • Hilmi Aksoy
  • Ugur Korman
Original Article

Abstract.

Primary malignant tumours of the stomach are very rare in children, most being lymphomas and sarcomas. The majority of primary gastric lymphomas are high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and are of B-cell origin. However, a significant number are low-grade B-cell lymphomas that are derived from mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) that is not found in the normal stomach. Helicobacter pylori infection predisposes to the development of MALT in the stomach and provides the pathogenic background for MALT-type lymphomagenesis. To our knowledge, only eight paediatric cases of primary gastric lymphoma have been described. The diagnosis and follow-up of gastric lymphoma are mainly made by endoscopy. Nevertheless, radiologists must be aware of this disease because it may be observed on radiological examinations that are performed for non-specific upper digestive symptoms in children.

Stomach Lymphoma Infection 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebuh Kurugoglu
    • 1
  • Ismail Mihmanli
    • 1
  • Tiraje Celkan
    • 2
  • Hilal Aki
    • 3
  • Hilmi Aksoy
    • 1
  • Ugur Korman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, 34300 Istanbul, TurkeyTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric Oncology, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, TurkeyTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, TurkeyTurkey

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