Wednesday 2 November 2005
HPC:279 : Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma in the bone marrow.
Definition: Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL) includes most cases of Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia and consists of a diffuse proliferation of small lymphocytes, plasmacytoid lymphocytes and plasma cells.
The typical histologic features of small lymphocytic lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma and marginal zone lymphoma must be absent.
B-cell antigens are positive; whereas CD5 and, usually, CD23 test negative.
The cells express surface and cytoplasmic IgM and are IgD-.
CD10 is negative, whereas a proportion of cases have faint CD25 and CD11c expression.
The postulated normal counterpart is a B-lymphocyte differentiating into an IgM-secreting plasma cell.
The putative cell of origin is a peripheral B-lymphocyte transforming into plasma cell with mutated IgV genes and ongoing mutations.
t(9;14)(p13;q32) (PAX5/IGH) (50% of cases) (9p13 and 14q32)
- The t(9;14)(p13;q32), fusing the IgH gene with the BSAP (B-cell specific activator protein), also called PAX5, has been found in 50% of the cases.
- This balanced translocation cannot be viewed as specific for this lymphoma, having been reported in rare marginal zone lymphomas and large cell lymphomas.
other 14q32 translocations
- with 8q24 ( t(8;14)(q24;q32))
- 18q21 ( t(14;18)(q32;q21)
trisomies of chromosomes 3 (+3; trisomy 3) and 12 (+12; trisomy 12) and an isochromosome 6p (i(6p))
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