Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

HEMATOLOGY SECTION - CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 113--115

Splenic lymphoma with villous lymphocytes


Ritu Gupta1, Shano Naseem1, Shawgi Sukumaran1, Rajesh Kashyap1, Sukhpreet Kaur1, Lily Paul2 
1 Department of Hematology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow - 226 014, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow - 226 014, India

Correspondence Address:
Ritu Gupta
B-26, Satyawati Colony, New Delhi - 110 052
India

Splenic lymphoma with villous lymphocytes (SLVL) is a rare disorder that comprises less than 1% of lymphoid neoplasms. It is the leukemic counterpart of splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) and is characterized by splenomegaly, often with no lymphadenopathy, moderate lymphocytosis and villous lymphocytes on peripheral blood smear. Here, we report a case of SLVL in a 56-year-old male with very high leukocyte counts, massive splenomegaly and relatively few leukemic cells with subtle villous projections on the surface. This disorder is often confused with other chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, especially chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and hairy cell leukemia and should be differentiated from them. We are reporting this case to highlight the diagnostic pitfalls associated with this disorder.


How to cite this article:
Gupta R, Naseem S, Sukumaran S, Kashyap R, Kaur S, Paul L. Splenic lymphoma with villous lymphocytes.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008;51:113-115


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Gupta R, Naseem S, Sukumaran S, Kashyap R, Kaur S, Paul L. Splenic lymphoma with villous lymphocytes. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Jun 16 ];51:113-115
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