Multifocal mantle cell lymphoma in situ in the setting of a composite lymphoma.

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OBJECTIVES: Mantle cell lymphoma in situ (MCLIS) consists of immunophenotypically defined but histologically inapparent neoplastic cells restricted to narrow mantle zones, without expansion or invasion beyond the mantle zone. We report a unique case of MCLIS associated with a much more manifest nodal marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) in an inguinal lymph node, porta hepatis lymph node, and bone marrow. METHODS: Biopsies from all three locations were evaluated using standard H&E-stained sections, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, metaphase cytogenetics, and/or fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). RESULTS: This case is unique for three reasons. First, the histologically covert mantle cell lymphoma was multifocal, detected in all three locations using one or more of flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, and FISH. Second, the MCLIS was always accompanied by a more histologically dominant MZL. Third, where evaluable, it did not grow in an appreciable mantle zone distribution, presumably due to destruction of the normal nodal architecture by the neoplastic MZL cells and the resulting absence of recognizable follicles and mantle zones. CONCLUSIONS: This unique case provides new insight into the pathogenesis of MCLIS.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sloan, C; Xiong, Q-B; Crivaro, A; Steinman, S; Bagg, A

Published Date

  • February 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 143 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 274 - 282

PubMed ID

  • 25596254

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-7722

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1309/AJCP06VIKFMTRCXD


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England