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The classification of malignant lymphomas remained controversial for over 30 years. The first scheme was proposed by Rappaport in the '60th and was based on incorrect histogenetic concepts. To overcome these limitations, several groups formulated new proposals in '70th. Among these two merited attention: the Lukes and Collins and the Kiel Classifications.(More)
Diagnosis of B-non Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) is based on clinical, morphological and immunohistochemi-cal features. However, in up to 10-15% of cases, analysis of immunoglobulin heavy (IGH) or light (IGK/IGL) chains genes is required to discriminate between malignant and reactive lymphoid proliferations. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility and(More)
The authors revise the concept of ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in the light of the recently updated WHO classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues both on biological and clinical grounds. The main histological findings are illustrated as well as the phenotypic, molecular and clinical characteristics. Finally, the(More)
Neonatal hypertrypsinaemia with normal sweat chloride detected during CF screening may be related to trypsin activation. We have looked for mutations of the cationic trypsinogen (PRSS1) and pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor (PSTI) genes in 50 hypertrypsinaemic neonates with known CFTR genotypes and negative sweat test. No mutations were found in either(More)
The authors revise the concept of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in the light of the recently updated WHO classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues both on biological and clinical grounds. The main histological findings are illustrated with special reference to the cytological spectrum that is indeed characteristic of the tumor.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the immunocytochemical distribution of CK19 and p63 on archival cytologic smears of 27 papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs), 22 benign thyroid lesions and 5 malignant non-PTC lesions. STUDY DESIGN Archival cytologic smears of 27 papillary carcinomas, 22 benign thyroid lesions and 5 malignant nonpapillary carcinomas were processed for(More)
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the second most common lymphoid tumor. It is composed of elements resembling those of normal germinal centers. In particular, it is constituted by small centrocytes and large centroblasts, typically CD10+, CD19+, CD20+, CD79a+ and BCL6+, with follicular growth pattern. The molecular hallmark of FL is the t(14;18)(q32;q21)(More)