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[20120530. MALToma (2) - Dawsons criteria for primary GI lymphoma]

(1) Originally used to define a primary intestinal lymphoma now modified to define gastric lymphomas also.

(2) Inclusion criteria: The organ is predominantly involved, and the intra-abdominal lymphadenopathy, if present, corresponds to the expected lymphatic drainage of the organ.

(3) Exclusion criteria: palpable subcutaneous nodule, mediastinal lymphadenopath, abnormal leucocytes on PBS/BM aspirate, splenic/hepatic involvement