Primary hepatic marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type in a liver transplant patient with hepatitis B cirrhosis

NART D. , ERTAN Y. , YILMAZ F. , YUCE G., Zeytunlu M. , KILIC M.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.37, ss.4408-4412, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2005.10.109
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4408-4412


We describe the clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical features of primary hepatic low grade B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) in a liver transplant recipient with hepatitis B cirrhosis. MALT lymphomas arise in organs normally devoid of lymphoid tissue, which accumulates as a consequence of chronic antigenic stimulation associated with chronic infection or autoimmune disease. Primary hepatic MALT lymphoma is extremely rare; 13 cases have been reported worldwide to date. Our patient is the first case of primary hepatic MALT lymphoma associated with hepatitis B cirrhosis who was treated with orthotopic liver transplantation.