Blood 2002 Feb;99(3):800-5
Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A-8036 Graz, Austria.
Int J Dermatol 2002 Nov;41(11):735-43
Department of Dermatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
Background: New classification systems have recently been proposed for primary cutaneous lymphomas (PCLs). The aim of our study was to evaluate the applicability and significance of the new classification systems to the diagnosis and management of non-mycosis fungoides (non-MF) PCL.
Methods: Immunohistochemical restaining, histological reclassification, and clinical follow-up of all new non-MF PCL cases during 17 consecutive years were performed. Read More
Br J Dermatol 2005 Nov;153(5):874-80
Department of Histopathology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK.
Following consensus meetings of the two parent organizations, a new World Health Organization-European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (WHO-EORTC) classification for primary cutaneous lymphomas has recently been published. This important development will now end the ongoing debate as to which of these was the preferred classification. The new classification will facilitate more uniformity in diagnosis, management and treatment of cutaneous lymphomas. Read More
Am J Surg Pathol 2004 Jun;28(6):719-35
Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria.
A new group of subcutaneous, natural killer (NK), NK/T-cell, and other cytotoxic T-cell lymphomas of the skin has been recently described, and some have been included as distinct clinicopathologic entities in the classification of hematologic malignancies recently proposed by the World Health Organization. In the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer classification for cutaneous lymphomas, they would be classified either as CD30- large T-cell lymphoma, small/medium pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma, or subcutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Precise clinicopathologic and prognostic features of all of them have not yet been well characterized. Read More
Am J Dermatopathol 2000 Dec;22(6):510-4
Department of Pathology, Osaka University Medical School, Suita, Japan.
Based on accumulating information, European investigators proposed a new classification for primary cutaneous lymphomas known as the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) classification. The clinical utility of this classification in Japanese cases has not been evaluated. Material from 65 patients with cutaneous lymphomas (48 with primary disease and 17 with secondary disease) who were admitted to Osaka University Hospital during the period 1988 through 1999 was reviewed. Read More