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The Diagnosis of Lymphoproliferative Diseases, 2nd Edition



The Diagnosis of Lymphoproliferative Diseases, 2nd Edition

Kevin Gatter, Georges Delsol, Roger Warnke, Francesco Pezzella

ISBN: 978-1-119-97175-7 September 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 280 Pages


This highly illustrated, diagnostic guidebook provides a single comprehensive source of essential information to enable non-specialists to diagnose lymph node and related diseases with confidence. The text is didactic and practical, covering reactive as well as malignant conditions. Diagnosis of Lymphoproliferative Diseases approaches the disorders based on the WHO classification and is edited by members of the WHO panel for the classification of lymphomas.

This second edition contains over 1000 high quality, digitised colour images and tables of essential criteria for each diagnosis. New features include:

  • Full discussion of immunostaining, the core of modern diagnosis
  • Variant forms and technical issues

This authoritative guide is an essential reference for haematologists, haematopathologists, general pathologists, diagnostic histopathologists and oncologists.

Preface, vi

Abbreviations, vii

1 General Introduction, 1

2 Reactive and Infective conditions, 20

3 An Introduction to Lymphoma Diagnosis, 59

4 B-cell Lymphoblastic Leukaemia/Lymphoma, 63

5 T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/Leukaemia, 69

6 B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia, 75

7 Splenic B-cell Marginal Zone Lymphoma, 81

8 Hairy Cell Leukaemia, 86

9 Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma, 92

10 Plasmacytoma/Myeloma, 96

11 Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma (Extranodal Malt and Nodal Types) and Extranodal Malt Lymphoma, 100

12 Follicular Lymphoma, 108

13 Mantle Cell Lymphoma, 121

14 Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, 134

15 Burkitt Lymphoma, 155

16 T-cell Prolymphocytic Leukaemia, 161

17 T-cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukaemia and Aggressive NK-cell Leukaemia, 164

18 Adult T-cell Lymphoma/Leukaemia, 169

19 Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphomas: Nasal Type, 172

20 Enteropathy-associated T-cell Lymphoma, 178

21 Hepatosplenic T-cell Lymphoma, 182

22 Subcutaneous Panniculitis-like T-cell Lymphoma and Primary Cutaneous γ/δ T-cell Lymphoma, 185

23 Mycosis Fungoides/Sézary Syndrome, 189

24 Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma, 194

25 Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma, 202

26 Anaplastic Large-cell Lymphoma, 208

27 Hodgkin Lymphoma, 220

28 Immunodefi ciency-associated Lymphoproliferative Disorders, 242

29 Histiocytic Sarcoma, 249

30 Follicular Dendritic Cell Proliferations and Related Entities, 255

31 Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, 261

32 Myeloid Leukaemias (Myeloid Sarcoma), 265

Index, 268

“All in all, this is a very useful book for pathologists involved in lymphoproliferative disorder diagnosis. Get it and keep it locked down as it will "walk." Aside from the abundant expert advice, you will very much enjoy the dry humor.”  (Doody’s, 17 August 2012)