Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Lorenzo Cerroni MD Associate Professor of Dermatology1,
  2. Kevin Gatter BM, DPhil, FRCPath Head of Department Professor of Pathology2 and
  3. Helmut Kerl MD Professor Emeritus of Dermatology1

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316742.ch1

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cerroni, L., Gatter, K. and Kerl, H. (2009) Introduction, in Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316742.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

  2. 2

    Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185547

Online ISBN: 9781444316742



  • EORTC - European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer;
  • primary cutaneous lymphomas - immune system neoplasms showing particular skin tropism;
  • cutaneous lymphomas classification;
  • T-cell receptor (TCR) analysis - cutaneous lymphomas study;
  • cutaneous lymphoid infiltrates study methods - FISH technique;
  • FISH - fluorescence in situ hybridization;
  • laser-based tissue microdissections - single cells isolation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classification of cutaneous lymphomas

  • Examination of patients

  • Surgical techniques

  • Histopathology, immunophenotype and molecular genetics

  • Other methods used in the study of cutaneous lymphoid infiltrates

  • Lymphoma microenvironment

  • References