The classification of lymphomas is a real headache: lymphomas often go by different names in different publications, and while some lymphoma categories are easy to recognise, others are disturbingly prone to subjective variability.
Two standard classifications, one used predominantly in the US, the other in Europe, have been used and adapted over many years. A third, the REAL Classification, was published in 1993. It built on previous classifications and defines diseases by: morphology; immunology and genetics; clinical presentation and course; or normal counterpart in the immune system.
The REAL Classification has won many devotees around the world. It is complex, however, and describes a much larger number of disease entities than many care to carry around in their head, so this book summarises the classification systems in a format that can fit into their pockets.
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Table of Contents
The Urge to Classify.
Classification Schemes for Lymphoma.
The Working Formulation Project.
The Kiel Classification.
The REAL Scheme.
B Cell Neoplasms.
B Lymphoblastic Leukemia/ Lymphoma.
B Cell Small Lymphotic Lymphoma.
Mantle cell Lymphoma.
Follicle Center Cell Lymphoma.
Marginal Zone B Cell Lymphoma.
Splenic Marginal Zone B Cell Lymphoma.
Hairy Cell Leukemia.
Diffucec Large B Cell Lymphoma.
T Cell and Natural Killer Cell Neoplasms.
T Lymphoblastic Leukemia/ Lymphoma.
T Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia.
Mycosis Fungoides /Sezary Syndrome.
T Cell Lymphomas in the Kiel Scheme.
Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma, Unspecified.
Angiocentric T Cell Lymphoma.
Intestinal T Cell Lymphoma.
Adult T Cell Lymphoma.
Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.
Cell Phenotype in Hodgkin's Disease.
Lymphoid Neoplasms in Lymph Node Biopsies.
Extranodal and Nodal Lymphomas.
NHL Classification Project.
The WHO Classification.
Lymphoma Classification Today