Blastoid mantle cell lymphoma occurring in a patient in complete remission of chronic myelogenous leukemia.

@article{Garzia2007BlastoidMC,
  title={Blastoid mantle cell lymphoma occurring in a patient in complete remission of chronic myelogenous leukemia.},
  author={Mariagrazia Garzia and Federica Sor{\'a} and Luciana Teofili and Antonella Di Mario and Maria Teresa Voso and Carlo Rumi and Laura La Rocca and Simona Sica and Gina Zini},
  journal={Laboratory hematology : official publication of the International Society for Laboratory Hematology},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={30-3}
}
The development of a de novo lymphoma in patients affected by chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a rare event. The introduction of new molecular cytogenetic techniques, such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), allows a correct differential diagnosis between lymphoid blastic crisis and a blastoid variant of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), which shows an aggressive behavior and some molecular characteristics detectable by cytogenetics and immunohistochemistry. We report a case of a… CONTINUE READING