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Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Oct;140(4):729-30.

Periocular mucosa-associated lymphoid/low grade lymphomas: treatment with antibiotics.

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Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Department Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA. abramsod@mskcc.org

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report on the treatment of primary mucosa-associated lymphoid tumors (MALT)/low grade lymphomas of the conjunctiva/orbit treated solely with systemic antibiotics.

DESIGN:

Retrospective interventional case series.

METHODS:

Three adult patients with biopsy/marker proven MALT lymphomas of the conjunctiva/orbit were treated with systemic antibiotics and followed for signs of local or systemic relapse.

RESULTS:

All three patients showed a response to antibiotics based on clinical, ultrasonographic, and MRI/CT imaging studies. Two patients have had complete remissions (42 months follow-up) and one a partial remission (18 months). No systemic relapses have occurred.

CONCLUSION:

MALT/low grade lymphomas of the conjunctiva/orbit respond to systemic antibiotic therapy and may have complete remissions.

PMID:
16226528
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajo.2005.03.060
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