lymphoma, small-cellmedical dictionary

A B-cell lymphoma presumably representing a tumour of interfollicular B-lymphocytes that may be functional. Those that are secrete identical immunoglobulin molecules.

(12 Dec 1998)

lymphoma, small cleaved-cell, diffusemedical dictionary

An intermediate-grade malignant lymphoma in which the neoplastic cells (B-lymphocytes) exhibit variability in size, configuration, and degree of differentiation. The cells have distinctive nuclei, irregular in shape, with marked indentations and angularity.

(12 Dec 1998)

lymphoma, small cleaved-cell, follicularmedical dictionary

A low-grade malignant lymphoma of predominantly follicular pattern. Follicles are of relatively uniform size and shape and the cells are usually somewhat larger than normal lymphocytes. Nuclei are irregular with prominent indentations and cytoplasm can rarely be identified. Cells exhibiting these characteristics are often called centrocytes.

(12 Dec 1998)

lymphoma, small lymphocyticmedical dictionary

A low-grade malignant lymphoma that may, in some cases, be considered histologically identical to chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (cll; leukaemia, lymphocytic, chronic). It is diffuse in pattern, representing the neoplastic proliferation of well-differentiated B-lymphocytes. In patients with immunoglobulin gammopathies, the lymphocytes may exhibit plasmacytoid characteristics.

(12 Dec 1998)

lymphoma, small noncleaved-cellmedical dictionary

A high-grade malignant lymphoma that includes both burkitt tumour (burkitt lymphoma) and other lymphomas previously designated undifferentiated non-burkitt type. Nuclei in burkitt tumour are round to ovoid and uniform in size. The non-burkitt type exhibits greater nuclear variation and less evidence of cellular maturation with a correspondingly lesser degree of differentiation.

(12 Dec 1998)