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Bull Cancer. 1999 Sep;86(9):739-44.

[Adult's anaplastic CD30+ large cell lymphomas].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service d'oncologie-radiothérapie, Clinique francheville, 38, boulevard de Vésone, 24000 Périgueux.


Anaplastic large-cell lymphomas were recognized by Stein in 1985. Less than fifteen years were necessary to confirm this entity, as well as her phenotype and to characterize the t(2;5) (p23;q35) chromosomal abnormality. This rare subgroup of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (15% of peripheral T cell lymphomas and 8% of all diffuse aggressive lymphomas) is individualized in the Real classification. This disease, which had a bimodal age distribution, is clinically characterized by a diffuse nodal involvement and the frequency of extranodal involvement, especially skin and lungs. Primitive cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphomas belong to the cutaneous CD30+ lymphoproliferative diseases spectrum. Among peripheral T cell and diffuse aggressive lymphomas, they have the better prognosis. We present in this paper a review of the recent advances in the knowledge, treatment and prognosis of this peculiar entity.

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