Low grade gastric mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma: Treatment strategies based on 10 year follow-up

Sang Kil Lee, Yong Chan Lee, Jae Bock Chung, Chae Yoon Chon, Young Myoung Moon, Jin Kyung Kang, In Suh Park, Chang Ok Suh, Woo Ik Yang

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Abstract

Aim: To deduce strategic guidelines of gastric mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALTOMA) by evaluating the long-term outcome of patients in respect to various treatment modalities. Methods: A total of 55 patients with MALTOMA from May 1992 to August 2002 were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Complete remission was obtained in 24 (82.8%) of 29 patients treated with anti Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) regimen only. The duration to reach complete remission was 12 months (85 percentile, 2-33 months). Five patients showed complete remission with radiation therapy (26-86 months). Two of them were H pylori treatment failure cases. Conclusion: H pylori eradication is an effective primary treatment option for low grade MALTOMA and radiation therapy could be considered in patients with no evidence of H pylori infection or who do not respond to H pylori eradication therapy 12 months after successful eradication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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