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Tuesday 01 June 2004

Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy in MALT lymphoma of the lacrimal gland treated with rituximab.

By: Morgensztern D, Rosado MF, Serafini AN, Lossos IS.

Leuk Lymphoma 2004 Jun;45(6):1275-8

Non-gastric stage I extranodal marginal zone lymphomas of MALT are usually treated with local therapy. However, distant relapses in other extranodal sites are not uncommon suggesting under-staging of these patients using conventional image studies. Positron emission tomography (PET) scans are frequently negative in this subgroup of patients with lymphoma and therefore do not significantly contribute to the staging process. We present a case of lacrimal gland MALT lymphoma demonstrating the usefulness of somatostatin receptor scintigraphy for initial staging and evaluation of response to treatment.

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