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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2006;17(2): 159-161.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytological Findings of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma : A Brief Case Report.
Ji Han Jung, Hyun Joo Choi, Jinyoung Yoo, Seok Jin Kang, Chang Suk Kang, Kyo Young Lee
Department of Hospital Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jinyyoo@vincent.cuk.ac.kr
Recently, we experienced a case of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphom (AITL) in a 60-year-old man presented with lymphadenopathy, which is first cytological report in Korea. The cytological features showed a heterogeneous population of small to medium-sized lymphocytes, immunoblasts, and plasma cells. Characteristically, there were also a distinct population of follicular dendritic cells admixed with lymphoid cells, forming the so-called dendritic cell-lymphocyte complexes. Histological features showed the classic morphologic features of AITL. Recognition of the characteristic cytological features can suggest the possibility of AITL.
Key Words: Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma; Fine needle aspiration cytology