What are the characteristics of follicular thoracic non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) tumors?

Updated: Mar 05, 2019
  • Author: Ali Nawaz Khan, MBBS, FRCS, FRCP, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Follicular tumors are less aggressive and more widespread than are other tumors. Follicular tumors have a higher relapse rate and may undergo transformation into a more aggressive histology, whereas diffuse tumors are more aggressive and localized and have lower relapse rate. Most mediastinal tumors are of the diffuse and poorly differentiated lymphocytic type. Although this type is localized at presentation, its presence implies disseminated disease.


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