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Mediastinal gray zone lymphoma : a wider category than we think? - Thousand Oaks CA Sage Publications 2016 - Vol.24, no. 5, p.382-93 .

AIM: To identify aggressively behaving classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) of mediastinum and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) and to classify them as mediastinal gray zone lymphoma(MGZL) and to define a minimum immunopanel for the diagnosis of MGZL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-two mediastinal B-cell lymphomas were reviewed with a wide immunopanel and were classified as CHL, PMBCL, or MGZL. CHL with an expression of 3 or 4 transcription factors performed worse, and hence the CHL with ≥3 transcription factors were classified as MGZL-CHL. In PMBCL, the cases with a weak or negative CD20 and positive CD15 as well as those cases showing cyclin E positivity with a negative or focal LCA and any one of the transcription factors were classified as MGZL-PMBCL. RESULTS: The MGZL cases expanded from 9 to 28 cases after using an extended immunopanel. CHL and PMBCL had a disease-free survival rate of 86.8% and 69.2% and an overall survival rate of 97.4% and 80.8%, respectively. MGZL-CHL and MGZL-PMBCL had a disease-free survival rate of 33% and 40% and an overall survival rate of 66.7% and 60%, respectively. CONCLUSION: Thus, the MGZL may be a wider category than we think and hence the use of a wide immunopanel is recommended to identify the aggressively behaving mediastinal B-cell lymphomas.

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