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Korean J Gastroenterol 2020; 75(4): 212-215  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2020.75.4.212
Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma-mimicking Primary Gastrointestinal Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
Seung Hyun Yeo, Kyoungwon Jung , Moo In Park, Sung Jun Kim, Jae Hyun Kim, Sung Eun Kim, Won Moon and Seun Ja Park
Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Kyoungwon Jung, Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, 262 Gamcheon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan 49267, Korea. Tel: +82-51-990-6103, Fax: +82-51-990-5055, E-mail: forjkw@gmail.com, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5324-7803
Received: December 5, 2019; Revised: December 17, 2019; Accepted: December 18, 2019; Published online: April 25, 2020.
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Abstract
Malignant lymphoma in the gastrointestinal tract is mainly secondary. Primary gastric malignant lymphoma constitutes 1-4% of gastric malignant tumors without specific endoscopic findings, and histopathologically, it is mainly classified as non-Hodgkin lymphoma of B-cell origin. Otherwise, a rare type of gastrointestinal lymphoma is small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). SLL is the same as a chronic lymphocytic lymphoma and tends to grow slowly. Here, we report a case of a patient diagnosed with primary gastrointestinal SLL upon endoscopy screening with non-specific mucosal findings.
Keywords: Small lymphocytic lymphoma; Primary gastrointestinal lymphoma


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