What are the NCCN and ESMO recommendations for the early staging procedures of MALT non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Priyank P Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Both the NCCN and ESMO recommend that early staging procedures include gastroduodenal endoscopy, with multiple biopsies taken from each region of the stomach, duodenum, gastroesophageal junction, and any abnormal-appearing site. Endoscopic ultrasound is recommended to evaluate regional lymph nodes and gastric wall infiltration. Attention to other MALT sites and autoimmune diseases is necessary. As in other lymphomas, staging procedures should include CT scanning, laboratory studies, and bone marrow examination. [1, 15]


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