Katna R

Clinicopathologic study and outcome analysis of thyroid lymphomas: Experience from a tertiary cancer center - 2013 - 165-171 - Vol 35 Issues 2 .

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review clinicopathologic presentations of patients diagnosed with thyroid lymphomas at a tertiary cancer center. Thyroid lymphomas represent less than 2% of all lymphomas.

METHODS: The lymphoma clinic database was retrospectively reviewed to collect information on patients diagnosed with thyroid lymphomas. Tissue microarrays were constructed in 37 patients for evaluation of germinal center (CD10/bcl-6) and activated B-cell immunophenotype markers (FoxP1, Mum1).

RESULTS: During 2000 to 2010, 64 of 5668 patients registered at our lymphoma clinic were diagnosed with thyroid lymphoma (1.7%). Complete response (CR) to treatment was seen in 80.7%. The germinal center immunophenotype and activated B-cell immune phenotype did not influence the prognosis. FoxP1, however, was associated with poor treatment response and decreased survival.

CONCLUSIONS: Advanced International Prognostic Index (IPI) score and combined-modality treatment emerged as significant prognostic


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