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Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 2015;19(4):244-247.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4235/jkgs.2015.19.4.244    Published online December 31, 2015.
Regression of a Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma of the Urinary Bladder After Helicobacter pylori Eradication Therapy in an Elderly Patient
Jun Hyung Park, Nae Yu Kim, Jung Ae Lee, Chang Bum Rim, Young Woong Song, Younghun Kim, Sori Kim, Jong Woo Kim, Sang Ho Shin, Soojung Gong
1Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. naeyu46@eulji.ac.kr
2Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji General Hospital, Eulji University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Primary low-grade lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type lymphoma of the bladder is rare. A relationship between MALT lymphoma of the urinary bladder and chronic cystitis has been proposed by some reports. Additionally a relationship between MALT lymphoma of the urinary bladder and Helicobacter pylori has been reported. Here we present a case of regression of urinary bladder MALT lymphoma after antibiotic therapy, using H. pylori eradication protocol in an elderly patient, who had a high risk of treatment related mortality in curative systemic chemotherapy. The patient is a 74-year-old woman who had a history of chronic cystitis. She was diagnosed with stage IIA primary MALT lymphoma of the urinary bladder and was treated with H. pylori eradication triple therapy for 2 weeks. After 2 months, there was a marked regression of the bladder MALT lymphoma lesion in a computed tomography scan of the abdomen.
Key Words: MALT lymphoma, Urinary bladder, Helicobacter pylori, Chronic cystitis
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