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Several lines of evidences suggest that T cell/histiocyte-rich B-cell lymphoma (T/HRBCL) represents an aggressive variant of the clinically indolent entity nodular lymphocyte predominance Hodgkin's lymphoma (LPHL). Still, this view has not yet been supported by firm genetic evidence. In this study, we analyzed 17 T/HRBCL cases using comparative genomic(More)
PURPOSE The most recent and powerful prognostic instrument established for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), which is primarily based on medullary blast cell count, number of cytopenias, and cytogenetics. Although this prognostic system has substantial predictive power in MDS, further refinement is(More)
In animals, the combination of oxidative liver damage and inhibited hepatocyte proliferation increases the numbers of hepatic progenitors (oval cells). We studied different murine models of fatty liver disease and patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or alcoholic liver disease to determine whether oval cells increase in fatty livers and to clarify(More)
BACKGROUND The EORTC clinical trial 20901, activated in 1990, was designed to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) of intermediate/high-grade malignancy according to the Working Formulation. Established in 1994, the R.E.A.L. Classification on NHL has now replaced all former classifications. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reanalysed all cases (n = 273) documented(More)
INTRODUCTION In patients with minor lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and (multiple) negative multi-site biopsies, therapy decision is complex. Long-term outcome of a diagnostic transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in these patients needs to be determined. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated(More)
Hepatosplenic gamma delta T-cell lymphoma (HS gamma delta TCL) is a rare and aggressive subtype of peripheral T-cell lymphoma that has been associated cytogenetically with the isochromosome 7q [i(7)(q10)]. The incidence of this aberration and its relevance to pathogenesis of HS gamma delta TCL is still unknown. We investigated the status of chromosome 7 in(More)
PURPOSE The reliability of immunohistochemistry for subdividing diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) into germinal center B-cell-like (GCB) and non-GCB prognostic subgroups is debated. In this study we evaluated the prognostic significance of such subgrouping on a series of 153 DLBCL patients. Furthermore, we investigated whether both subgroups could(More)
AIMS Morphological criteria to distinguish between reactive and neoplastic B cell lymphocytoid infiltrates in trephines have been defined but are not always reliable. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of the CDR3 region of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) gene which, by demonstrating monoclonality, can provide additional arguments in favour of(More)
PURPOSE Although it has proven difficult to delineate diagnostically reproducible and clinically relevant subgroups, the heterogeneity of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) is widely acknowledged. In 1992, we reported on six cases that suggested that large B-cell lymphoma rich in stromal histiocytes and T cells may be identified as a distinct(More)
AIMS The clinicopathological features of histiocyte-rich, T-cell-rich B-cell lymphoma (HRTR-BCL) were first recognized in 1992. In this study, 60 cases of HRTR-BCL were analysed in order to provide a detailed morphological and immunophenotypical profile of the disorder. METHODS AND RESULTS HRTR-BCL is easily distinguished from other B-cell lymphomas rich(More)