Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma - An overview

B. Micaily, L. W. Brady, E. C. Vonderheid

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Abstract

Mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome are malignant lymphoproliferative disorders of mature T-lymphocytes. The term cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is used to emphasize the most important unifying feature of these diseases, namely, the preferential infiltration of the skin with neoplastic T-lymphocytes. Although the different treatments administered to the skin result in temporary responses, their curative potential needs to be confirmed by long-term follow-up. Combined total skin electron beam therapy and total nodal irradiation is a relatively safe treatment, and early results in patients with disease limited to the skin are encouraging. Available systemic treatments are palliative at best, and there is a need for more effective systemic treatments to alter the natural course of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiology
Volume16
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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