Korean J Med.  2019 Oct;94(5):443-448. 10.3904/kjm.2019.94.5.443.

Primary Lymphoma of Pancreatic Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT)

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mhkim@amc.seoul.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Primary lymphoma of pancreatic mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is extremely rare. Initial suspicion of primary pancreatic lymphoma is hampered by its low incidence. However, it should always be included in a differential diagnosis of pancreatic mass with unusual features, because an accurate diagnosis can avoid unnecessary surgical intervention. A 70-year-old woman presented with melena associated with a mass on the pancreatic head. Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided core-needle biopsy of the pancreatic mass revealed MALT lymphoma. The patient is currently undergoing radiation therapy. We present a case of primary lymphoma of the pancreatic MALT with a review of the literature.

Keyword

Primary pancreatic lymphoma; Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma

MeSH Terms

Aged
Biopsy
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Head
Humans
Incidence
Lymphoid Tissue*
Lymphoma*
Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone
Melena
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