Isolated Muscle Hypertrophy Revealing Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2019Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Julie Merindol, Anne Calleja, Madleen Chassang, Nihal Martis
Conclusion: EBUS-TBNA is a useful investigation in the diagnostic algorithm of suspected lymphoma as it helps avoid other invasive diagnostic procedures. The sensitivity of EBUS-TBNA in subtyping new-onset mediastinal lymphoma depends on the adequacy of cell aspirate and the judicious utilization of pathologic techniques.
Conclusion: EBUS-TBNA using either capillary sampling or complete stylet removal are effective and has a high proportion of satisfactory results for ancillary testing.
AbstractHodgkin lymphoma (HL), a disease of mostly young patients, also peaks in the elderly. Despite the profound improvement in the outcome of young patients, in the elderly, 5-year progression-free survival (PFS) rates are under 70%. Interim PET-CT (iPET) is known to be highly predictive for PFS in young HL patients, but it has not been sufficiently validated in the elderly patient population. In this multi-center collaboration, all consecutive elderly patients (age ≥ 60) diagnosed with HL between 1998 and 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Baseline characteristics, outcome measures, and iPET results,...
In this study, we aimed to explore therapeutic approaches and outcomes in patients with extranasal NKTCL in current clinical practice. A data set of patients with newly diagnosed NKTCL who were diagnosed at 31 institutes in Japan between 2000 and 2013 was used for analysis. The patients ’ fitness for steroid, methotrexate, ifosfamide,l-asparaginase, and etoposide (SMILE) chemotherapy was assessed using the major inclusion criteria of the SMILE phase 2 study. Of 358 patients, 47 (13%) had extranasal NKTCL. The most frequent extranodal sites of involvement in extranasal NKTCL were skin/subcutaneous tissue (n =&t...
Conclusion:Rate of acute mortality in B cell NHL is high in our set up and significant riskfactors are tumor lysis syndrome, sepsis and malnourishment at time of presentation.
Abstract Mature B- and T-cell lymphomas are diverse in their biology, etiology, genetics, clinical behavior, and response to specific therapies. Here, we review the principles of diagnostic classification for non-Hodgkin lymphomas, summarize the characteristic features of major entities, and place recent biological and molecular findings in the context of principles that are applicable across the spectrum of mature lymphoid cancers. PMID: 31229154 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: The diagnostic sensitivity of FNA biopsy was significantly attenuated in the HIV+ cohort. In HIV-infected patients presenting with lymphadenopathy, increased clinical suspicion of HL is critical to avoid misdiagnosis.Acta Cytologica