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What is MALT histologically similar to and what is it that is similar? What is not similar?

lymph nodes
they have germinal centers in the lymphoid follicle
they are different from a lymph node in that they don't have a capsule


What structures are included in MALT?

tonsils (3 kinds)
Peyer's patches
walls of the appendix


Located in the posterior portion of the oral cavity

palatine tonsils


located at the base of the tongue

lingual tonsils


the back wall of the nasopharynx (superior throat)

pharyngeal tonsils (aka adenoids)


located in the wall of the ileum of the small intestine

Peyer's patches (aka aggregated lymphoid nodules)


this seemingly useless appendage is actually rich in lymphoid follicles

walls of the appendix