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Premium Malignant lymphoma of follicular center cell origin in humans. IV. Small transformed (noncleaved) cell lymphoma of the non‐burkitt's type
Author(s)
Oviatt David L.,
Cousar John B.,
Flexner John M.,
Kurtin Paul J.,
Collins Robert D.,
Stein Richard S.
Publication year1983
Publication title
cancer
Resource typeJournals
PublisherWiley Subscription Services
Abstract Small transformed cell lymphoma (STC) is the least common follicular center cell neoplasm in the Lukes‐Collins classification system. If the cells are homogenous in size and shape, Burkitt's lymphoma (STC‐BL) is diagnosed; otherwise STC lymphoma of the non‐Burkitt's type (STC‐nBL) is present. The authors have reviewed their experience with 17 cases of STC‐nBL. This neoplasm affects all ages, both sexes equally, and most commonly is Stage IV based either on a visceral abdominal mass or bone marrow involvement. Surface immunoglobulin analysis revealed IgM in all cases tested. In spite of aggressive treatment protocols, there were only 5 of 17 (29%) clinical complete responses. Four of these five have continuous remission from 8 to 23 months after diagnosis; all four of these patients were treated with regimens containing high‐dose cyclophosphamide. Future analyses including viral studies, chromosomal analyses, and uniform treatment protocols will help determine whether STC‐nBL and Burkitt's lymphoma are truly distinct entities.
Subject(s)burkitt's lymphoma , chemotherapy , cyclophosphamide , follicular lymphoma , lymphoma , medicine , neoplasm , pathology
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank3.052
H-Index304
eISSN1097-0142
pISSN0008-543X
DOI10.1002/1097-0142(19831001)52:7<1196::aid-cncr2820520712>3.0.co;2-6

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