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Rare disease
Colonic MALToma: a case report and review of the literature
  1. Lawrence Toquero1,
  2. Omar M Aboumarzouk2,
  3. Sandro Lanzon-Miller3
  1. 1
    Northern General Hospital, General Surgery, Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AU, UK
  2. 2
    Home Address, 40 Hollybush Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6TA, UK
  3. 3
    Milton Keynes General Hospital, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 5LD, UK
  1. Omar M Aboumarzouk, aboumarzouk{at}


Gastric mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas (MALTomas) are well-documented and their management effectively established, but colonic MALTomas are extremely rare and not many know it could occur. We report the first colonic MALToma in the UK. The patient was managed in accordance with gastric MALToma management modalities in accordance with the evidence in the literature. After failure of medical management, a surgical resection was the last and successful option for treatment.

Though gastric MALToma management is well-established, the colonic form of the disease does not act the same and requires a more aggressive approach.

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