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Diagnostics and treatment of pulmonary BALT lymphoma: a report on four cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12728338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) is a lymphoid aggregate located in the submucosal area of bronchioles and plays a central role in airway mucosal immunity by inducing the accumulation of secretory IgA-producing cells. Long-lasting antigen stimuli promote the hyperplasia of BALT, which may develop into pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoma (baltoma). Most pulmonary lymphomas are low-grade B-cell lymphomas. We have recently treated four patients with BALT lymphoma and this is our first report on their diagnostics and treatment. Based on these cases we wanted to demonstrate the difficulties of differential diagnosis during bronchoscopic and computed tomography (CT) examinations as well as the pitfalls of thoracosurgical vs hemato-oncological treatments.
L Váróczy; L Gergely; A Illés
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2003-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of hematology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0939-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Hematol.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-18     Completed Date:  2003-08-01     Revised Date:  2006-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107334     Medline TA:  Ann Hematol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Third Department of Medicine, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, P.O. Box 3, 4004, Debrecen, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Bronchi / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*,  pathology,  radiography
Lymphoma / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*,  pathology,  radiography
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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