Lymphoepithelioid cell lymphoma (Lennert's lymphoma)

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Subtitle: Report of a case with fine needle aspiration cytology
Author list: Vinagre AV, Martin AG, Barrios AP, Masgrau NA, Liso JMR
Publisher: Karger Publishers
Publication year: 2004
Volume number: 48
Issue number: 2
Start page: 234
End page: 238
Number of pages: 5
ISSN: 0001-5547
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


BACKGROUND: Lymphoepithelioid cell lymphoma (LCL) is a rare morphologic variant of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Although their histopathologic and immunohistochemical findings are well known, the cytopathologic features have not been well documented. This report describes the fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) findings of a case of LCL.CASE: A 75-year-old woman presented with cervical, supraclavicular, axillary and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. FNAC of a cervical lymph node was performed. The smears contained a polymorphous infiltrate formed by abundant histiocytes disposed singly or in clusters, small and medium-sized to large atypical lymphoid cells and reactive cells, including eosinophils and plasma cells. Isolated capillary-sized vessels also were observed. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical examination confirmed the diagnosis of Lennert's lymphoma.CONCLUSION: Although histopathologic and immunohistochemical studies were required for a definitive diagnosis, the findings of FNAC in this case appeared distinctive and suggested the possibility of LCL.


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