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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 241-245

Anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive large B-cell lymphoma: A potential diagnostic pitfall


1 Department of Oncology, Taizhou People's Hospital, Taizhou 225300, Jiangsu Province, China
2 Department of Pathology, Cancer Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chaofu Wang
Department of Pathology, Cancer Hospital of Fudan University, 270 Dong An Road, Shanghai 200032
China
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.155332

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Anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive large B-cell lymphoma (ALK + LBCL) is a rare variant of LBCL with an abnormal immunophenotype, which is easily misdiagnosed as carcinoma or plasma cell neoplasm. Here, we present two cases of ALK + LBCL in the lymph node; describe their clinical, pathological, and immunophenotype features; and compare them with those of the reported cases.


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