PMID: 24314242Dec 10, 2013Paper

B-cell lymphomas with concurrent myc and bcl-2/IgH or bcl-6 translocations

Zhonghua bing li xue za zhi Chinese journal of pathology
Dong-lan LuoHeng-guo Zhuang


To identify and investigate clinicopathological features of B cell lymphomas with concurrent myc and bcl-2/IgH or bcl-6 translocations ("double-hit" lymphoma). Tissue microarray was constructed from formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue samples of aggressive B cell lymphomas diagnosed between 2009 and 2012, including 129 cases of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), 5 cases of B-cell lymphoma, unclassifiable with features intermediate between diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and Burkitt lymphoma (BCLU), 7 cases of Burkitt lymphoma and 4 cases of high-grade follicular lymphoma with diffuse large B cell lymphoma component. Interphase fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) was performed with a panel of probes including myc, bcl-2/IgH and bcl-6 to document related gene translocation and copy number changes. Medical record review was performed and follow-up data was recorded. Among 145 cases, 5 cases (3.4%) of B cell lymphomas with concurrent myc and bcl-2/IgH or bcl-6 rearrangements (double-hit lymphomas) were identified, including 2 cases involving myc and bcl-2 translocations (1 DLBCL and 1 BCLU), and 3 cases involving myc and bcl-6 translocations (all DLBCLs). Three cases with concurrent bcl-2/IgH and bcl-6 translocation...Continue Reading

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