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Mantle cell lymphoma

Other Names for this Disease
  • Lymphoma, mantle cell
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is Mantle cell lymphoma diagnosed?

Mantle cell lymphoma is diagnosed by a biopsy (surgical removal) of the lymph nodes. If lymph nodes are not easily accessible to be biopsied, a fine needle aspiration may be performed, but the diagnosis will not be definite.[1][2] Chromosome translocations in Mantle cell lymphoma can be found by genetic molecular testing methods such as PCR and FISH.[1]
Last updated: 7/21/2011

  1. Mantle Cell Lymphomas. Lymphomation. June 2011; Accessed 7/11/2011.
  2. O’Connor OA and Vose JM. Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Getting the Facts. Lymphoma Research Foundation.. Accessed 7/11/2011.