Lymphoma and plasma cell neoplasms
B cell disorders

Author: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 April 2017, last major update February 2011

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Cite this page: B cell disorders - General. website. Accessed October 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Almost always surface immunoglobulin light chain restricted
  • Loss of surface membrane immunoglobulin by B cells in extramedullary sites usually indicates lymphoma, but rarely is present with hyperplasia (Am J Clin Pathol 2005;124:143)
  • Low grade tumors may have extensive sarcoid-like granulomas (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2000;124:152)
  • B cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas rarely are CD2+, but behavior is similar to CD2- tumors; must differentiate from composite B, T cell lymphomas (Am J Clin Path 2001;115:396)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Granulomas in low grade lymphoma