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Case 121 - Discussion

Uploaded: 2010-07-28, Updated: 2010-07-28


Peripheral T-Cell lymphoma, Lymphoepithelioid Variant

(Lennert Lymphoma)

  • Micro:

    • Often diffusely replaces the lymph node architecture

    • Numerous epithelioid histiocytes in small clusters or linear rows

    • The neoplastic T-cells are small without significant atypia

  • IPX: tumor cells usually CD8+

  • DDX:

    • Sinusoidal histiocytosis: well-preserved architecture of lymph node with expansion of sinus

    • Sarcoidosis: well-formed, non-caseating granuloma, the remaining lymph node architectures is preserved


  • Ioachim's Lymph Node Pathology, 4th edition

  • WHO Classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues, Fourth Edition. 2008.