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Dendritic cell tumor


Other Names for this Disease

  • Dendritic cell neoplasm
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Overview

A dendritic cell tumor develops from the cells of the immune system.  This condition typically begins in the lymph system and may spread to nearby organs or distant parts of the body (metastasize).  There are five subtypes of dendritic cell tumors: follicular dendritic cell tumor, interdigitating dendritic cell tumor, Langerhans' cell histiocytosis, Langerhans' cell sarcoma, and dendritic cell sarcoma not specified otherwise.  The symptoms and severity of the condition depend on the subtype and location of the tumor.  Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.[1]
Last updated: 10/23/2014

References

  1. Kairouz S, Hashash J, Kabbara W, McHayleh W, Tabbara IA. Dendritic cell neoplasms: an overview. American Journal of Hematology. 2007; 82(10):924-928. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17636477. Accessed 10/23/2014.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Dendritic cell neoplasm
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