Lymphoma synonyms





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chronic lymphocytic leukaemia / small cell lymphoma

well-differentaited lymphocytic

CLL; immunocytoma, lymphoplasmacytoid type

small lymphocyte B, CLL

small lymphocytic, consistent with CLL

B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

B-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia


B-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia



B-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia

lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma / Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia

well-differentaited lymphocytic, plasmacytoid

immunocytoma, lympoplasmacytic type


small lymphocytic, plasmacytoid



splenic marginal zome lymphoma

well-differentaited lymphocytic


small lymphocytic

small lymphocytic


splenic lymphoma iwth circulating villous lymphocytes

hairy cell leukaemia

leukaemic reticuloendotheliosis

plasma cell myeloma

multiple myeloma, myelomatosis, medullary plasma cytoma, Kahler's disease


well-differentaited lymphocytic, plasmacytoid lymphocytic, poorly-differentaited lymphocytic


lymphocytic, plasmacytic-lymphocytic, small cleaved cell

small lymphocytic



nodal marginal zone lymphoma

well-differentaited lymphocytic, poorly-differentaited lymphocytic, mixed lymphocytic-histiocytic


monocytoid B-cell

parafollicular B-cell

small lymphocytic, plasmacytoid; follicular or diffuse small cleaved cell; follicular or diffuse mixed small and large cell




follicular lymphoma

nodular poorly differentiated lymphocytic, mixed lymphocytic-histiocytic, histiocytic or undifferentiated

centroblastic/centrocytic follicular, follicular and diffuse, centroblastic, follicula

small cleaved, large cleaved, small noncleaved or large noncleaved follicular centre

follicular small cleaved, mixed, large or small noncleaved

follicle centre lymphoma, follicular


mantle cell lymphoma

intermediate or poorly differentiated lymphocutic lymphoma, diffuse or noudlar

centrocytic (mantle cell)

malignant lymphoma, diffuse, small cleaved cell type (rarely follicular, samll cleaved or diffuse mixed small adn large cell or large cell type)


diffuse large B cell lymphoma

diffuse histiocytic, diffuse mixed lymphocytic and histiocytic

centroblastic, B-immunoblastic, B-arge cell anaplastic

large cleaved follicle centre cell, large noncleaved follicle centre cell, B-immunoblastic

diffuse large cell, large cell immunoblastic, diffuse mixed small and large cell

diffuse large B-cell


mediastinal (thymic) large B cell lymphoma

 large cell lymphoma of the mediastinum, primary mediastinal clear-cell lymphoma with sclerosis

primary mediastinal (thymic) large B cell lymphoma


intravascular large B-cell lymphoma


angio-endotheliotropic (intravascular) lymphoma

angiotropic large cell lymphoma


diffuse large B-cell lymphoma


primary effusion lymphoma

body cavity-based lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma / leukaemia

undifferentiatd lymphoma, Burkitt type

Burkitt and Burkitt lymphoma with

small non-cleaved follicle centre cell

small non-cleaved cell, Burkitt type

Burkitt lymphoma


lymphomatoid granulomatosis

angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion





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T-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia


T-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia / T-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

"Knobby" type of T-cell leukaemia


T-cell-prolymphocytic leukaemia / T-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukaemia

T-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Tg-lymphoproliferative disorder, proliferation of large granular lymphocytes, LGL leukaemia

aggressive NK cell leukaemia





large granular lymphocyte leukaemia, NK-cell type

adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma


T-cell lymphoma, small cell type pleomorphic medium and large cell type (HTLV-1+)

T-immunoblastic sarcoma


adult T-cell lymphoma/eukaemia (HTLV-1+)


extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type

malignant midline reticulosis, polymorphous reticulosis, lethal midline granuloma, angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion 

angiocentric T-cell lymphoma


enteropathy-type T-cell lymphoma





intestinal T-cell lymphoma


hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma





hepatosplenic gd T-cell lymphoma


subcutanous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma





subcutanous panniculitic T-cell lymphoma


blastic NK cell lymphoma

lymphoblastoid variant of NK-cell lymphoma, monomorphic NK-cell lymphoma

mycosis fungoides zary syndrome


small cell, cerebriform

cerebriform T-cell

mycosis fungoides

mycosis fungoides


Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma


anaplastic large cell



primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell (CD30+)


angioimmmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma


AILD-type T-cell lymphoma

immunoblastic lymphadenopathy


angioimmmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma


peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified





peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified


anaplastic large cell lymphoma


large cell anaplastic



anaplastic large cell lymphoma, T/null-cell type




World Health Organization Classification of Tumours, Tumours of the haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues, IARC Press 2001.

This page last revised 17.12.2002.

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