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Mantle cell lymphomas (MCLs) are typically CD5-expressing B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs) that frequently harbor the chromosomal translocation t(11;14) or bcl-1 gene rearrangements. Insufficient data are available on the biologic features and clinical behavior of rigorously characterized MCL. As these NHLs have been reported to exhibit various(More)
The presence of occult bone marrow metastases (OM) has been reported to represent an important prognostic indicator for patients with operable breast cancer and other malignancies. Assaying for OM most commonly involves labor-intensive manual microscopic analysis. The present report examines the performance of a recently developed automated cellular image(More)
We report a case of solitary unifocal Langerhans' cell histiocytosis presenting as a large lower extremity soft tissue mass in a 48-year-old white man. Radiologically, this was an infiltrating mass involving all compartments of the right thigh; the mass had a maximum diameter of 18 cm. Extensive evaluation revealed no evidence of involvement of any other(More)
The relationship of various verruciform squamous cell proliferations of the penis such as verrucous carcinoma, with or without anaplasia and giant condyloma, is uncertain. We conducted clinicopathologic, flow cytometric, and HPV typing studies on 15 cases of penile verrucous carcinoma to investigate its place in the spectrum of genital squamous(More)
Flow immunophenotyping, DNA content analysis, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification for t(11;14) and t(14;18) were performed on 11 cases of typical mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), 5 cases of apparent MCL with proliferation centers (MCL-PC), and 5 cases of small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). Immunophenotyping showed IgM (P < .001), Ig light (P < .001),(More)
Incidental cases of localized fibrin-associated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)+ large B-cell proliferations have been described at unusual anatomic sites and have been included in the category of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma associated with chronic inflammation (DLBCL-CI) in the WHO Classification. We describe 12 cases and review the literature to define their(More)
Angiotropic lymphoma is a rare, aggressive, intravascular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, usually of B-cell phenotype. Because lymphoma is often clinically unsuspected, the small skin or muscle biopsies typically obtained for evaluation make assessment of lymphoid clonality through cell surface markers or Southern blot hybridization analysis difficult or(More)
BACKGROUND Recently established Epstein-Barr virus immortalized lymphoblastoid cell lines express polyclonal immunoglobulins, are diploid, and grow into invasive tumors when injected intracerebrally into mice with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). It is unclear whether clonal selection of neurotropic cell lines occurs during long-term growth in the(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) carrying malignant lymphomas of the central nervous system are increasing owing to the increasing numbers of immunodeficient patients. To further understand the pathogenesis of these tumors, we studied the invasiveness of four EBV-immortalized lymphoblastoid cell lines in the brains of immunodeficient mice and the expression of(More)
Recent polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based studies focused on the detection of immunoglobulin heavy chain gene (IgH) rearrangements have suggested that clonal populations may be amplified more easily from certain categories of B-cell neoplasia than others and that primer makeup can be a critical factor in successful amplification. However, these(More)