Annals of Hematology (2018) 97:1297–1298 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00277-018-3300-2 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Histological transformation of MALT lymphoma to plasma cell leukemia after rituximab-containing therapy 1 1 1 1 2 2 Yutaro Suzuki & Akira Honda & Kumi Nakazaki & Hideaki Mizuno & Masako Ikemura & Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku & 1 2 1 Fumihiko Nakamura & Masashi Fukayama & Mineo Kurokawa Received: 11 September 2017 /Accepted: 12 March 2018 /Published online: 26 March 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Dear Editor, unclear. Two years later, she complained of persistent epigastric Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a pain. Laboratory test results on admission included sIL-2R level relatively common lymphoma that belongs to the group of of 2326 U/mL. Ultrasonography, contrast-enhanced CT scans, marginal zone B cell lymphoma. Approximately 30% of and endoscopic examinations were unremarkable. On the 17th MALT lymphomas show plasmacytic differentiation (PCD) hospital day, a routine blood film unexpectedly identified cir- on histological evaluation, and PCD is predominantly found culating plasma cells. A spot urine protein-to-creatinine ratio in extragastric MALT lymphoma [1, 2]. We herein report a was raised to 1327 mg/g. Immunofixation electrophoresis case of extragastric MALT lymphoma accompanied by sec- (IFE) showed monoclonal kappa light chain.
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Published: Mar 26, 2018
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