What does malt lymphoma mean?

Definition below. Mucosa associated lymphoid tumor.
MALT. Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue. It is typically a low grade lymphoma. Commonly found in extra nodal areas (not in nodes). Example, stomach, skin, lungs. Hope this helps.

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Can you have malt lymphoma with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

Yes you can. Malt lymphomas are typical indolent and asymptomatic. They can involve the lymph nodes or be infiltrating an organ. Symptoms, when present, are due to local compression causing swelling or local pain if the tumor has grown to a good sized mass. Read more...
Yes but unusual. Common sites of Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALTOMA) lymphoma include stomach, salivary gland, skin and those areas have usually antecedent inflammatory infectious background. In stomach, Helicobacter bacteria, in parotid autoimmune and in skin may be Lyme disease. Usual stomach symptoms include ulcer or gastritis, swelling of glands in face and bumps on skin. Read more...

What is the best malt lymphoma treatment or medication?

Depends on the site. If gastric, treat the h.Pylori first. If it's still persistent of if inovlving airway or eye, usually radiation therapy alone is curative. Some medical oncologists like to give rituxan, (rituximab) but that is controversial. Read more...

What would be the symptoms of a MALT lymphoma con the eye?

Lump or mass. A lymphoma on/in the eye would produce a lump or mass. Lymphomas of the eye uncommon. Read more...
Eyelid swelling. MALTOMA in the eye, like other sites arise from mucosa of that organ as the name is acronym for mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Hence swelling of eye mucosal conjuctiva on upper or lower lids or on adjacent sweat ducts are first sign and symptoms may include painLess Eye bulge redness,double vision, and usually without loss of vision. Seek consult Either way since IntraOcular NHL occur. Read more...

What are symptoms of malt lymphoma if it spread to the bone marrow?

Usually none. Hello, malt lymphoma in the thymus does not commonly involve the marrow but it does need to be checked. Sometimes you don't see any changes or symptoms. Occasionally you may see a lower white blood count, hemoglobin, or platelet count that suggests involvement. Good luck. Read more...

Can gastric malt lymphoma cause swollen taste buds on back of tongue?

Not typically. Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent. Read more...

How likely it is for a bulging in my parpebral conjunctiva and under my tongue be MALT lymphoma? Noticed them recently, possibly there for a long time. Swollen node on neck too. Ultrasound in 2 weeks

May need a Biopsy. The only way to diagnose MALT lymphoma(or any other Cancer) is with a biopsy and microscopic examination of the tissue. If your nodes are growing and are bigger than 1-2 cm, a biopsy would be desirable to confirm the cause of nodal enlargement. Read more...