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The surface molecule CD56 marks a category of malignant lymphoma of putative natural killer (NK) cell origin. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 24 cases of CD56+ NK lymphoma/leukaemia to define the clinicopathologic and prognostic features of this specific group of lymphomas. 56 cases of nasal lymphomas and 204 cases with an initial diagnosis of(More)
Nasal T/NK-cell lymphomas can be further separated into those of natural killer (NK) cell lineage or of T-cell lineage, with differences in cellular phenotype, T-cell receptor (TcR) gene rearrangement and TcR transcript expression. Both NK- and T-cell subtypes are closely associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). In this study, EBV gene expression was(More)
Colostrum and breast milk samples were obtained from 74 women, 18 of whom gave sequential samples. The mean total leukocyte count in colostrum was 3190 cells/mm3. Proportions of macrophages, polymorphs and lymphocytes varied widely; macrophages usually predominated. Serial sampling showed (1) a small fall in total counts through delivery, (2) a fall in(More)
Eighty-four Chinese patients with gastrointestinal lymphoma were reviewed. There were 45 gastric and 39 intestinal lymphomas. The median age was 45 years and the male to female ratio 1.14:1. Diffuse histiocytic (60 per cent) or diffuse large cell (53.5 per cent) lymphoma comprised a majority of the cases. A high incidence of gastrointestinal bleeding at(More)
Forty-two patients with previously untreated peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCL) were treated with an intensive chemotherapy protocol. Either the BACOP or the m-BACOD regimen was used for induction. Patients achieving complete clinical remission after three courses were given intensive consolidation and maintenance chemotherapy similar to the L10/L17M(More)
A workshop jointly sponsored by the University of Hong Kong and the Society for Hematopathology explored the definition, differential diagnosis, and epidemiology of angiocentric lymphomas presenting in the nose and other extranodal sites. The participants concluded that nasal T/natural killer (NK) cell lymphoma is a distinct clinicopathologic entity highly(More)
Recent studies in Western populations have shown that trisomy 3 is the most frequent chromosomal abnormality in primary gastric lymphoma (PGL). To study the incidence of trisomy 3 and its implications for the pathogenesis of PGL in Hong Kong, we have applied the technique of chromosome in situ hybridization in 13 cases of PGL by using archival(More)
Seventy patients with malignant lymphomas, including the entity known as polymorphic reticulosis (PR), involving the nose, nasal sinuses, nasopharynx, oropharynx (excluding tonsil), and larynx were studied. There were 26 cases of PR, 19 cases of lymphoma with features of PR (ML[PR]) and 25 cases of conventional lymphomas. Fourteen of the 25 conventional(More)
We studied 12 tumours from 11 Chinese patients with primary nasal lymphoma for presence of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) DNA, using Southern-blot analysis. These results were correlated with immunophenotype and T-cell receptor (TcR) or immunoglobulin gene rearrangement patterns. EBV DNA was detected in all nine tumours with a 'T' phenotype, in both primary and(More)
The clinical records and histological material from 294 adult Chinese patients with malignant lymphoma were examined. These patients were first seen at the Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, during the 8-year period 1975-82. There were 27 patients (9.2%) with Hodgkin's disease (HD) and 267 with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). The median age at presentation was(More)