Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

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Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 407--409

MALT lymphoma at the base of tongue of a 29-year-old woman treated with radiation therapy alone


Jin Ho Song1, Dong Il Sun2, Young Seon Hong3, Gyeong Sin Park4, Yeon Sil Kim1 
1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea
2 Department of ENT Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea
4 Hospital Pathology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Yeon Sil Kim
Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary«SQ»s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University Medical College, 505 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul - 137 701
Korea

Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is frequently reported in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), but the incidence is low in the upper aerodigestive tract. In particular, MALT lymphoma of the tongue is very rare. Only four cases have been reported in the English literature to date. We report a case of 29-year-old woman who had a past history of peripheral T cell lymphoma of the head and neck and a new mass at the right base of tongue 3 years later. An incisional biopsy of the base of tongue revealed a new pathology, one that of extranodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma (MALT lymphoma). After staging work-up, she was diagnosed to be at the Ann Arbor stage IE. She was treated with 30.6 Gy of radiation therapy alone and there was no recurrence after 3 years follow-up.


How to cite this article:
Song JH, Sun DI, Hong YS, Park GS, Kim YS. MALT lymphoma at the base of tongue of a 29-year-old woman treated with radiation therapy alone.J Can Res Ther 2014;10:407-409


How to cite this URL:
Song JH, Sun DI, Hong YS, Park GS, Kim YS. MALT lymphoma at the base of tongue of a 29-year-old woman treated with radiation therapy alone. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 30 ];10:407-409
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