Precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma: Speedy diagnosis in FNA and effusion cytology by morphology, immunochemistry, and flow cytometry (pages 557–565)
Poonam Bhaker, Anirban Das, Arvind Rajwanshi, Upasana Gautam, Amita Trehan, Deepak Bansal, Neelam Varma and Radhika Srinivasan
Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21584
Precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma is a rare lymphoma presenting clinically in children and adolescents with a rapidly enlarging mediastinal mass, dyspnea, and cervical lymphadenopathy requiring a quick diagnosis. The rapid diagnosis of T-lymphoblastic lymphoma in cytologic specimens such as fine-needle aspiration samples and pleural effusions can be challenging and is best approached by supplementing cytomorphology with flow cytometric immunophenotyping and cell block immunocytochemistry.