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ABSTRACT: Splenic lymphoma with villous lymphocytes (SLVL) is a low grade lymphoproliferation characterized by a massive splenomegaly, an absence of lymphadenopathy and the presence in the peripheral blood of atypical B-lymphocytes with hairy-cell appearance. We have studied the morphological, immunological and molecular characteristics of 3 cases of SLVL. SLVL presented on blood smears characteristic irregularities of the plasma membrane consisting in thin and short villi unevenly distributed. The main phenotype was CD5-, CD11c+, and CD25-, but individual SLVL cases can not be identified by using immunohistochemical criteria alone. Clonal rearrangements of the immunoglobulin heavy chain gene were found in all 3 cases and in one case presented a bcl2-JH rearrangement. SLVL are clonal B-cell lymphoproliferations and can be associated with t(14; 18) translocation.
Annales de Pathologie 10/1996; 16(4):285-91. · 0.29 Impact Factor
Annales de medecine interne 02/1994; 145(4):261-2.
Annales de Pathologie 02/1994; 14(3):199-200. · 0.29 Impact Factor