Lymphomas are malignant neoplasms of cells native to lymphoid tissue that can arise anywhere in the body. Angiotropic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is characterized by a proliferation of neoplastic mononuclear cells within the lumina of small blood vessels. The clinical manifestations are usually neurologic, including progressive dementia and nonlocalizing deficits, cutaneous infiltration, adrenal masses, or fever of unknown origin. The diagnosis is made at autopsy or on skin biopsy, brain biopsy, or other surgical resection. Differential diagnoses include metastatic malignant neoplasms and vascular tumors. We report the case of a 63-year-old white man who had neurologic signs and symptoms as well as dyspnea. Autopsy revealed ALCL involving multiple organ systems, including the central nervous system. Diagnostic techniques currently used to confirm the nature of this malignant neoplasm include immunohistochemistry, ultrastructural analysis, cytogenetics, and molecular biologic studies.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Southern Medical Journal|
|State||Published - Feb 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)