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Malignant lymphoma of convoluted lymphocytes: diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration cytology and cytochemistry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3491747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The technique of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was utilized in the diagnosis of 31 cases of malignant lymphoma of convoluted lymphocytes. The age of the patients ranged from 5 to 70 yr (median, 24 yr). Clinical history was available in 29 cases. All patients had peripheral lymphadenopathy. There was radiological evidence of mediastinal adenopathy in 62% of the cases, and 41% had pleural effusion; 52% of the patients presented with mediastinal compression syndrome. The diagnostically crucial convoluted cells comprised 47.3 +/- 23.73% of all lymphoid cells. Nuclear convolutions were appreciated in a significant number of cells in paraffin sections of 17 of 21 cases (85.7%) having subsequent histopathology. Cytochemical and E-rosette tests performed in 17 cases confirmed the T cell nature of the neoplasms. On an average, 72.3% of cells showed focal positive reaction for acid phosphatase, and 73.8% of cells formed E-rosettes.
D K Das; S K Gupta; U Datta; S C Sharma; B N Datta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  8755-1039     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Cytopathol.     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-04     Completed Date:  1987-02-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Child, Preschool
Lymphocytes / pathology*
Lymphoma / enzymology,  immunology,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Rosette Formation
T-Lymphocytes / immunology

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