Diagnostic challenge of T-cell MALT lymphoma in oral cavity


Oral Oncol. 2020 Jul 31:104934. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104934. Online ahead of print.


Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALT) is a neoplasm of B cells from the extranodal marginal zone and a non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtype. We report a case of MALT lymphoma in the hard palate in a 74-year-old woman with the previous diagnosis of lymphoid hyperplasia. The intetion about this letter is to show the appropriate clinical conduct and the diagnostic challenge about this pathlogy in oral cavity, stressing the importance to incisional biopsy and immunohistochemical analysis to

guide the right diagnostic of this rare lesion.