PRIMARY MUCOSA-ASSOCIATED LYMPHOIDE TISSUE LYMPHOMA OF THE TRACHEA, A VERY RARE DIAGNOSIS: ABOUT A CASE REPORT TREATED WITH RADIOTHERAPY
Dr. Abboud Fatima Zahra*, Masbah Ouafae, Youssoufi Moulay Ali, EL Mazghi Abderrahmane, Bouhafa Touria and Hassouni Khalid
Background: Primary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the trachea in a woman without
any notable pathological history. Methods: Here we report the case of a 63-year-old woman without any
pathological antecedents. Computed tomography of the chest showed a tumor process of the anterior wall of the
trachea extended to the carina. Bronchoscopy was performed, and the results of a biopsy supported a diagnosis of
mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. No other lesions were detected in the systemic evaluation.
The patient was fitted with an intra-tracheal prosthesis in Y and then treated with regional irradiation at a dose of
30Gy. Results: the patient presents a complete remission of her disease with the CT scan at 4 weeks of end of
radiotherapy a disappearance of the tumor. Conclusions: external beam radiotherapy seems to be one of the most
valuable strategies for treatment of MALT lymphomas of the central airway.
Keywords: Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, trachea, radiotherapy.
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