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Burkitt Lymphoma Arising From Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma Following Acquisition of MYC Translocation and Loss of the ETV6 Tumor Suppressor Gene.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23276184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma is a mature B-cell lymphoma with variable plasmacytic differentiation that displays an indolent clinical course. Its transformation to a high-grade B-cell lymphoma may occur uncommonly. Although acquisition of a MYC translocation could result in transformation of a low-grade lymphoma into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma, or B-lymphoblastic leukemia, to our knowledge the latter 2 transformations have not been well documented in lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. We report the case of a 70-year-old woman with a 9-year history of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma/Waldenström macroglobulinemia who presented with rapid enlargement of a left neck mass and pancytopenia, which was diagnosed as Burkitt lymphoma with extensive bone marrow involvement. A series of histopathologic, molecular, and cytogenetic evaluations proved a cytogenetic evolution including t(8;14)(q24;q32)/MYC-IgH and identical clonal B-cell gene rearrangements from the 2 distinct lymphomas, confirming stage 4 aggressive Burkitt lymphoma arising from lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma.
Deniz Peker; Brian Quigley; Dahui Qin; Peter Papenhausen; Ling Zhang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  137     ISSN:  1543-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the Department of Hematopathology & Laboratory Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida (Drs Peker, Qin, and Zhang); the Department of Anatomic Pathology, University of South Florida, Tampa (Dr Quigley); and the Genetics Department, LabCorp Diagnostics, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (Dr Papenhausen).
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