Thymic MALT lymphoma: MR imaging findings and their correlation with histopathological findings on four cases

Seiko Kuroki, Katsuhiro Nasu, Koji Murakami, Takayuki Hayashi, Ryuzo Sekiguchi, Hirotoshi Nishida, Kunihisa Miyagawa, Yoshifumi Kuroki, Shigeru Nawano

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Abstract

There has been no report on the MRI findings of primary thymic MALT lymphoma. We report the correlation between MRI findings and histopathology in four cases of this entity. While primary thymic MALT lymphomas exhibited diverse characteristics, the cystic components inside, which were clearly depicted on T2-weighted images, were considered to be pathognomonic. Primary thymic MALT lymphoma should be considered as one of the differential diagnoses of anterior mediastinal tumors having multilocular cysts that arise in patients with immunological abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-277
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 1

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Keywords

  • Low-grade B cell lymphoma
  • MALT
  • MRI
  • Thymus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Kuroki, S., Nasu, K., Murakami, K., Hayashi, T., Sekiguchi, R., Nishida, H., Miyagawa, K., Kuroki, Y., & Nawano, S. (2004). Thymic MALT lymphoma: MR imaging findings and their correlation with histopathological findings on four cases. Clinical Imaging, 28(4), 274-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0899-7071(03)00197-9