Mantle cell lymphoma
Other Names for this Disease
- Lymphoma, mantle cell
- Mantle zone lymphoma
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Tests & Diagnosis
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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. Chromosome translocations in Mantle cell lymphoma can be found by genetic molecular testing methods such as PCR and FISH.
Last updated: 7/21/2011
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