Department of General Surgery, San Camillo Hospital, ItalyFulltext PDF
Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) is a rare type of Marginal Zone Lymphomas (MZLs) that can affect the small bowel; it usually present with vague symptoms, but sometimes it can occur with complications such as perforation, bleeding or obstruction. We present a case of a male patient presented with sudden abdominal pain and vomit; the abdominal CT scan showed a stenosing lesion of the small bowel. A segmental intestinal resection was performed and the histological specimen revealed the presence of an ileal MALT lymphoma; the control CT scan at 1 year did not show recurrence of the disease. Even if antibiotic therapy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the first treatment option for gastrointestinal lymphoma, surgery still has a role in case the first clinical presentation is represented by a severe complication
Rampini A. Ileal MALT-Derived Lymphoma Causing Small Bowel Obstruction - A Case Report and Literature Review. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2827..