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Classification Scale for Gastric MALT Lymphoma

Purpose:

To evaluate the lymphoid infiltrate in a gastric biopsy using the classification scale of Wotherspoon et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Otolaryngology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

C88.4

Description:

Wotherspoon et al developed a simple scale for classification of gastric lymphoid infiltrates. This can help distinguish benign, reactive processes from true MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphomas. The authors are from University College Medical School in London and Ospedale Civile in Feltre, Italy.

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