Wei Cui

Okayama University, Okayama, Okayama, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: Cases of low-grade B-cell lymphoma presenting primarily in the bone marrow are rare, and its clinicopathology remains unclear. We retrospectively examined patients with low-grade B-cell lymphoma presenting primarily in the bone marrow. Fourteen patients met the inclusion criteria, including 5 with lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL), 3 with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), 2 with follicular lymphoma (FL), and 4 with low-grade B-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (LGBCL-NOS). The median age was 69.5 years (range, 42–89 years), and a slight male predominance was noted (9 men and 5 women, 1.8: 1). Immunohistochemically, all cases were positive for CD20. One case was positive for CD138. Both cases of FL were positive for CD10 and B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2), and immunoglobulin heavy locus IgH/BCL-2 rearrangement was observed by fluorescence in situ hybridization. The myeloid differentiation primary response gene (88) (MYD88) L265P mutation was observed in 3 of 5 LPL, 1 of 2 FL, and 2 of 4 LGBCL-NOS patients. Paraproteinemia was observed in 10 patients; immunoglobulin M and G paraproteinemia were observed in 6 and 3 patients, respectively. In this patient series, 3 patients had died at a median follow-up of 36.5 months; the cause of death of 1 LPL patient was malignant lymphoma itself. Thus, low-grade B-cell lymphoma presenting primarily in the bone marrow has various subtypes, and approximately one-third of the patients had LGBCL-NOS. The immunophenotypic features and MYD88 L265P mutation data of LGBCL-NOS suggested that some cases present with characteristics similar to those of LPL or marginal zone lymphoma.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2014 · Human pathology
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    ABSTRACT: IgG4-related disease is a recently proposed clinical entity with several unique clinicopathological features. A chronic inflammatory state with marked fibrosis, which can often be mistaken for malignancy, especially by clinical imaging analyses, unifies these features. In the present report, we describe a case of IgG4-producing mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma mimicking IgG4-related disease. The patient was a 55-year-old male who was being followed for right orbital tumor over 1.5 years. The lesion had recently increased in size, so a biopsy was performed. Histologically, the lesion was consistent with IgG4-related disease ; however, IgG4<sup>+</sup> plasma cells showed immunoglobulin light-chain restriction and immunoglobulin heavy chain gene rearrangement was detected in the lesion. Therefore, the lesion was diagnosed as IgG4-producing mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. In conclusion, in histological diagnosis of IgG4-related disease, it is important to examine not only IgG4-immunostain but also immunoglobulin light-chain restriction.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2012 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology
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    ABSTRACT: Follicular lymphoma is the most common low-grade lymphoma and it frequently presents with a systemic disease, often showing advanced clinical stage (III/IV). The lymphoma cells are usually growing associated with follicular dendritic cell (FDC) networks. Abnormal FDC networks have been reported in duodenal follicular lymphoma, in which cases exhibit lower clinical stages than the nodal cases. In the present study, we analyzed the FDC network distribution pattern of 242 nodal follicular lymphomas by immunohistochemistry. Out of the 242 cases, 27 cases (11%) demonstrated an atypical pattern of FDC networks, in which the CD21 staining totally or partially disappeared in the neoplastic follicles. Furthermore, we compared the clinical data of these 27 cases and 58 typical FDC network cases of follicular lymphoma. We found that in the typical cases, 52 out of 58 patients (90%) showed advanced clinical stage (III or IV), whereas 10 of 27 (37%) atypical FDC network cases showed localized clinical stage (I or II) (P < 0.01). In conclusion, nodal follicular lymphoma with total loss or partially disrupted FDC networks therefore show a lower clinical stage.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2011 · Pathology International

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23 Citations
4.46 Total Impact Points


  • 2014
    • Okayama University
      Okayama, Okayama, Japan