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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(8), 161-163
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-8-5
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Blastoid Variant of Mantle Cell Lymphoma- a Rare Case Report

Rajeev sen1, Sumiti Gupta1, Meenu Gill1, Rachneet Kohli1, Veena Gupta1 and Renuka Verma1,

1Department of Pathology, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana

Pub. Date: August 31, 2014

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Rajeev sen, Sumiti Gupta, Meenu Gill, Rachneet Kohli, Veena Gupta and Renuka Verma. Blastoid Variant of Mantle Cell Lymphoma- a Rare Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(8):161-163. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-8-5


Mantle cell lymphoma is now recognised as a rare but distinct entity in the revised WHO classification. It is now well recognised that MCL represent a broad spectrum of different histopathological subtypes. The term blastic or blastoid variant is generally used to describe cases with a homogeneous population of cells displaying lymphoblastic morphology. The blastic form of MCL may be difficult to diagnose however immunophenotyping and molecular analysis show typical mantle cell lymphoma pattern. We present a case of 30 year old male presenting with inguinal mass which was diagnosed as blastic transformation of mantle cell lymphoma based on routine histopathology and immunohistochemistry.

mantle cell lymphoma blastoid variant immunohistochemistry

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