The cases of two patients with Stage IE primary cutaneous T-cell-rich B-cell lymphoma (TCRBCL) are described. In both, the lesion showed a dense infiltrate by numerous small T lymphocytes with scattered histiocytes and large atypical B-lymphoid cells. Polymerase chain reaction assays demonstrated that the B cells were monoclonal, with immunoglobulin heavy-chain gene rearrangement. No clonal rearrangements of the T-cell receptor gamma gene were observed. Both patients were disease-free at 4 months and at 5 years after therapy, respectively. Although rare, primary cutaneous T-cell-rich B-cell lymphoma appears to have a better prognosis than its nodal counterpart, with or without skin involvement.
- Gene rearrangement
- T-cell-rich B-cell lymphoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine