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blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm

Wednesday 16 December 2009

blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm; BPCN; blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN); blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell tumor ; blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell tumors

Definition : Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a neoplasm derived from precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Cutaneous involvement represents often the first manifestation of the disease.

Cutaneous lesions of BPDCN display a greater variability of morphologic and phenotypic features than recognized earlier. (19956058)

Discrete perivascular infiltrates, pleomorphic morphology of neoplastic cells, and unusual phenotypic profiles may be the source of diagnostic pitfalls. These atypical variants should be recognized to make an early diagnosis and to manage properly patients with this aggressive hematological disorder.

Open references

- Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm: update on molecular biology, diagnosis, and therapy.
Riaz W, Zhang L, Horna P, Sokol L.
Cancer Control. 2014 Oct;21(4):279-89. Review.
PMID: 25310209 (Free)

References

- Cutaneous Manifestations of Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm-Morphologic and Phenotypic Variability in a Series of 33 Patients. Cota C, Vale E, Viana I, Requena L, Ferrara G, Anemona L, Metze D, Fink-Puches R, Wiesner T, Cerroni L. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Dec 2. PMID: 19956058

- Cutaneous manifestations of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm-morphologic and phenotypic variability in a series of 33 patients. Cota C, Vale E, Viana I, Requena L, Ferrara G, Anemona L, Metze D, Fink-Puches R, Wiesner T, Cerroni L. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010 Jan;34(1):75-87. PMID: 19956058

- Cutaneous manifestations of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm-morphologic and phenotypic variability in a series of 33 patients. Cota C, Vale E, Viana I, Requena L, Ferrara G, Anemona L, Metze D, Fink-Puches R, Wiesner T, Cerroni L. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010 Jan;34(1):75-87. PMID: 19956058