Lymphoproliferative diseases refer to several conditions in which lymphocytes are produced in excessive quantities, which typically occur in patients with compromised immune systems. This highly illustrated, diagnostic guidebook provides a single comprehensive source of essential information for non-specialists, enabling them to diagnose lymph node and related pathologies with confidence. The text is designed to be short and succinct and the book covers reactive as well as malignant conditions. The new edition of this essential bench atlas takes the reader through the diagnostic pathology of lymph nodes and related hematologic diseases.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.Introduction. 2.Reactive and Infective Conditions. 3.An Introduction to Lymphoma Diagnosis. 4.B-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/Leukaemia. 5.B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma). 6.Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma (LPL/Immunocytoma). 7.Splenic Lymphoma (Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma). 8.Hairy Cell Leukaemia. 9.Plasmacytoma/Myeloma. 10.Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma (Low-grade B-Cell Lymphoma of MALT - Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue - Type). 11.Follicular Lyamphoma (aslo known as Follicle Centre Cell Lymphoma). 12.Mantle Cell Lymphoma. 13.Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. 14.Burkitt's Lymphoma. 15.T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/Leukaemia. 16.T-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia/Prolymphocytic Leukaemia). 17.Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukaemia (LGL). 18.T/NK Cell Lymphomas: Nasal and Nasal Type. 19.Intestinal (or Enteropathy-type) T Cell type Lymphoma. 20.Adult T-Cell Lymphoma/Leukaemia (HTLV-1+). 21.Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome. 22.Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma (T-AIL). 23.Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, Unspecified. 24.Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, Rare Variants. 25.Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), T- and Null-Cell Types. 26.Hodgkins' Disease (Hodgkin Lymphoma). 27.Lymphoproliferations in Immune Deficiency States. 28.True Histiocytic Lymphoma (Histiocytic Sarcoma). 29.Follicular Dendritic Cell Proliferations and Related Entities. 30.Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. 31.Myeloid Leukaemia (Myeloid Sarcoma) AUTHOR
Kevin Gatter, Head of Department and Professor of Pathology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK Georges Delsol, Consultant Pathologist, Department of Pathology, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France Roger Warnke, Professor of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA