Christian Hallermann

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In the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) classification 2 types of primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma (PCLBCL) are distinguished: primary cutaneous follicle center cell lymphomas (PCFCCL) and PCLBCL of the leg (PCLBCL-leg). Distinction between both groups is considered important because of differences in prognosis(More)
Chromosomal translocations affecting the IGH locus and various oncogene loci are recurrent in many types of systemic B-cell lymphomas. Hardly any data exist, however, on such translocations in primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas (PCBCL). Here, a series of 29 PCBCL was investigated by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization with probes for the IGH, MYC,(More)
Comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH) represents an alternative molecular-cytogenetic technique capable of detecting chromosomal imbalances by reverse fluorescence in situ hybridisation. As the technique uses genomic DNA for assessment it does not rely on metaphase chromosomes in the test material and thus circumvents technical problems associated with(More)
Angiosarcomas (AS) are rare vascular malignancies that arise either de novo as primary tumors or secondary to irradiation or chronic lymphedema. The cytogenetics of angiosarcomas are poorly characterized. We applied array-comparative genomic hybridization as a screening method to identify recurrent alterations in 22 cases. Recurrent genetic alterations were(More)
INTRODUCTION Tumor cells of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas are able to adopt a regulatory T-cell phenotype in vitro. The significance of this finding in vivo is matter of debate. METHODS We stained five cases with transformed mycosis fungoides (MF) with an antibody against FOXP3, which is a sensitive and specific marker for the regulatory T-cell(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous lymphomas expressing CD56, a neural cell adhesion molecule, are characterised in most cases by a highly aggressive clinical course and a poor prognosis. However, prognostic subsets within the CD56+ group have been difficult to identify due to the lack of uniform clinicopathological and immunophenotypical criteria. METHODS A(More)
The diagnostic and prognostic importance of recurrent chromosomal aberrations in systemic B cell lymphoma is well documented. In contrast, limited data exist on genetic changes in primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma. In this study we investigated chromosomal aberration patterns in two types of primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma with a different clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous lymphomas expressing a cytotoxic or natural killer (NK) cell phenotype represent a group of lymphoproliferative disorders for which there is currently much confusion and little consensus regarding the best nomenclature and classification. METHODS This study analyzes 48 cases of primary cutaneous lymphoma expressing cytotoxic proteins(More)
Patients with a high number of atypical naevi and a personal and/or family history of melanoma are at high risk of malignant melanoma. The objective of this study was to design a special documentation and surveillance programme using epiluminescence microscopy (ELM) and digital epiluminescence microscopy (DELM) to improve the surveillance of these patients.(More)
OBJECTIVES Cutaneous angiosarcoma of head and neck (cAS-HN) is a malignant neoplasm with deficient data on prognostic factors. The aim of this study is to present our monocenter database on cAS-HN so far and a new predictive score for locoregional metastasis (LRM). METHODS Retrospectively, tumor characteristics and outcome of 103 consecutive patients with(More)