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Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a very rare subtype of T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Similar to other types of NHL, ALCL primarily involves the nodal areas and sometimes it can involve several extranodal sites such as skin, lung and soft tissue. Primary oral involvement of systemic ALCL is very rare. We report a 55-year-old Thai female with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-negative ALCL primarily occurring at the hard palate. The patient was referred to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mahidol University complaining of a swelling on her left palate. An incisional biopsy was performed and revealed a diffuse infiltration of large pleomorphic cells with prominent nuclei and sometimes eccentric horseshoe-shaped nuclei. The tumor cells showed a positivity for CD30, CD2, CD4, CD43 and EMA. A few tumor cells were positive to CD45 and CD3. They were negative for CD5, CD8, CD20, AE1/AE3, HMB45, ALK, TCRαβ, TCRγδ, and EBER. The patient reported a decrease size of the lesion after two courses of chemotherapy. However, approximately six months after beginning chemotherapy the tumor metastasized to the nasal cavities and brain. This case represented another rare systemic ALK-negative ALCL case primarily involving the oral cavity.
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Name: Journal of stomatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery
Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase positive Large B-cell Lymphoma (ALK+LBCL), is a rare entity, of which case reports exist in literature. It is a B-cell neoplasm with plasma-cell differentiation and displays...
A multitude of disease processes ranging from periodontitis to malignancies can lead to formation of solitary ulcer on the palate. Hence solitary ulcers of palate can often be a challenging one to dia...
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL) is a rare form of lymphoma arising adjacent to a breast implant. We aim to review the pathogenesis and clinico-biological features of...
We report on a 73-year-old male patient with recurrent thrombosis of his infrarenal aortic prosthesis. Histologically, the thrombus contained cells of an ALK-negative anaplastic large cell T cell lymp...
A 21-year-old man complained of cough, fever, and hemoptysis for 15 days. Peripheral neutrophil cell (33.8 × 10/L) was markedly increased, and a mass in the left lung was detected by chest radiograph...
This phase II trial studies how well AT13387 works in treating patients with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, or diffuse large B-cell lymphoma that has not responded t...
To investigate safety and antitumor activity of SGN-30 in patients with Hodgkin's Disease and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). As of March 22, 2005, interim analysis of the Hodgkin'...
This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of ceritinib when given together with brentuximab vedotin to see how well they work in treating treatment-naive patients with a...
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of crizotinib combined with CHOP chemotherapy for patients with ALK(+) Systemic Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.
FDA approved drugs to treat patients with relapsed or refractory anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) has a median progression free survival of 20 months. Majority of patients relapse in ...
Anaplastic lymphoma of the skin which develops as a primary neoplasm expressing the CD30 ANTIGEN. It is characterized by solitary nodules or ulcerated tumors.
A systemic, large-cell, non-Hodgkin, malignant lymphoma characterized by cells with pleomorphic appearance and expressing the CD30 ANTIGEN. These so-called "hallmark" cells have lobulated and indented nuclei. This lymphoma is often mistaken for metastatic carcinoma and MALIGNANT HISTIOCYTOSIS.
Clinically benign, histologically malignant, recurrent cutaneous T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by an infiltration of large atypical cells surrounded by inflammatory cells. The atypical cells resemble REED-STERNBERG CELLS of HODGKIN DISEASE or the malignant cells of CUTANEOUS T-CELL LYMPHOMA. In some cases, lymphomatoid papulosis progresses to lymphomatous conditions including MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES; HODGKIN DISEASE; CUTANEOUS T-CELL LYMPHOMA; or ANAPLASTIC LARGE-CELL LYMPHOMA.
A group of lymphomas exhibiting clonal expansion of malignant T-lymphocytes arrested at varying stages of differentiation as well as malignant infiltration of the skin. MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES; SEZARY SYNDROME; LYMPHOMATOID PAPULOSIS; and PRIMARY CUTANEOUS ANAPLASTIC LARGE CELL LYMPHOMA are the best characterized of these disorders.
B-cell lymphoid tumors that occur in association with AIDS. Patients often present with an advanced stage of disease and highly malignant subtypes including BURKITT LYMPHOMA; IMMUNOBLASTIC LARGE-CELL LYMPHOMA; PRIMARY EFFUSION LYMPHOMA; and DIFFUSE, LARGE B-CELL, LYMPHOMA. The tumors are often disseminated in unusual extranodal sites and chromosomal abnormalities are frequently present. It is likely that polyclonal B-cell lymphoproliferation in AIDS is a complex result of EBV infection, HIV antigenic stimulation, and T-cell-dependent HIV activation.