An extranodal nasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma with isochromosome 7q10 as the sole cytogenetic aberration was initially diagnosed via bone marrow biopsy

Huan You Wang, Kathleen S. Wilson, Robert W McKenna, Yin Xu, Nitin Karandikar

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Abstract

We report a 58-year-old man who presented with fever, pancytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, and "sinusitis" of his right nostril. Flow cytometric analysis of his bone marrow aspirate revealed a population of cells that were CD56+ (bright), CD2+ (dim), and CD7+ (slight brightly) but negative for CD3, CD4, CD5, CD8, CD11b, CD16, CD57, and T-cell receptors, consistent with aberrant natural killer cells. Bone marrow biopsy showed an atypical lymphoid infiltrate expressing CD56 as well as Epstein-Barr virus-encoded RNA and histiocytic hyperplasia with hemophagocytosis. Subsequent biopsy of his right nasal vestibule demonstrated an atypical lymphoid infiltrate, which was cytoplasmic CD3+, CD56 +, and Epstein-Barr virus-encoded RNA positive, consistent with an extranodal nasal natural killer cell lymphoma. Conventional cytogenetic studies of the bone marrow revealed isochromosome 7q10 [i(7)(q10)] as the sole chromosomal aberration. To our knowledge, this is the first report demonstrating i(7)(q10) as a primary cytogenetic abnormality in an extranodal nasal natural killer cell lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1709-1714
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume131
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007

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