How is mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) categorized?

Updated: Mar 15, 2019
  • Author: Muhammad Rashid Abbasi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is recognized in the Revised European-American Lymphoma and World Health Organization classifications as a distinct clinicopathologic entity. [1, 2] MCL was not recognized by previous lymphoma classification schemes; it was frequently categorized as diffuse small-cleaved cell lymphoma (by the International Working Formulation) or centrocytic lymphoma (by the Kiel classification). [3] In the International Lymphoma Classification Project, it accounted for 8% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs).

For more information, see Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Pediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.


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