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lymphoma,

a cancer of the tissue of the lymphatic systemlymphatic system
, network of vessels carrying lymph, or tissue-cleansing fluid, from the tissues into the veins of the circulatory system. The lymphatic system functions along with the circulatory system in absorbing nutrients from the small intestines.
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. There are two categories of lymphomas. One type is termed Hodgkin's diseaseHodgkin's disease,
a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. First identified in 1832 in England by Thomas Hodgkin, it is a type of malignant lymphoma. Incidence peaks in young adults and the elderly.
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, the other, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (see lymphoma, non-Hodgkin'slymphoma, non-Hodgkin's,
any cancer of the lymphoid tissue (see lymphatic system) in which the Reed-Sternberg cells characteristic of Hodgkin's disease (the other category of lymphoma) are not present.
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). See also neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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lymphoma

[lim′fō·mə]
(medicine)
Any neoplasm, usually malignant, of the lymphoid tissues.
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Involvement of the sentinel lymph node by MALT lymphoma was demonstrated with no evidence of metastatic carcinoma.
In this article, we report 2 new cases of concomitant CVID and cranial MALT lymphoma, and the only 2 reported cases in which the MALT lymphomas were found outside the parotid gland.
Immunoglobulin VH gene analysis in gastric MALT lymphomas.
Marginal zone lymphomas of MALT type are the most common form of primary pulmonary lymphoma; nonetheless, pulmonary MALT lymphomas are rare and comprise less than 1% of all lymphomas.
Primary pulmonary MALT lymphomas show frequent and heterogeneous cytogenetic abnormalities, including aneuploidy and translocations involving API2 and MALT1 and IGH and MALT1.
McPhail's type of cancer, malt lymphoma, is a relatively rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In the stomach, the dividing line between severe H pylori gastritis and MALT lymphoma is often indistinct.
Last night a statement on Cardiff City's official website said: "Stephen McPhail has been diagnosed with a stage one malt lymphoma, previously known as a pseudo lymphoma.
9,13-18) Developments, such as the association of gastric MALT lymphoma with H pylori infection, the notion of acquired MALT, the biology of autoantigen activation and continuous somatic mutations, the documentation of genetic aberrations, for example, the discovery of the t(11;18)(q21;q21) chromosomal translocation in lymphomas of MALT, and the clinical implications of specific cytogenetic alterations, have been the subject of excellent reviews and will not be recapitulated to any degree.
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis of primary ocular adnexal MALT lymphoma.
Typical genomic imbalances in primary MALT lymphoma of the orbit.