The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 3
A Rare Type of Cancer in Children: Extranodal Marginal Zone B-Cell (MALT) Lymphoma of the Ocular Adnexa
Departments of Pediatric Oncology, 1Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, and 2Bülent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak, and 3Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity, Children’s Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, 4Department of Pathology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, and 5Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: Primary ocular adnexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas (OAMLs) are mostly seen in the 5th-7th decades of life, with female predominance, and they occur rarely in children. Thus, knowledge about this cancer type is obtained from adult data in the literature, while the data regarding OAMLs in the pediatric population are limited to a few case reports. Herein, we report a 10-year-old boy with OAML who was treated successfully with radiotherapy, and we discuss this uncommon lymphoma in children. Keywords : child, lymphoma, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, ocular adnexal lymphoma, orbital neoplasm.
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