Bone marrow histology in marginal zone B-cell lymphomas: Correlation with clinical parameters and flow cytometry in 120 patients

E. Boveri, L. Arcaini, M. Merli, F. Passamonti, S. Rizzi, L. Vanelli, E. Rumi, S. Rattotti, M. Lucioni, C. Picone, A. Castello, C. Pascutto, U. Magrini, M. Lazzarino, M. Paulli

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Background: Among marginal zone lymphomas (MZLs), bone marrow (BM) involvement features are well established in the splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL); few data are available for extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (EMZL) and nodal marginal zone lymphoma (NMZL). Patients and methods: Incidence and patterns of histologic BM involvement are studied in 120 MZL patients (48 SMZL, 59 EMZL, 13 NMZL) at onset and during follow-up; relationships between clinical features, BM histology and flow cytometry (FC) are analyzed. Results: At diagnosis, BM involvement occurs in 90% SMZL, 22% EMZL and 54% NMZL (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • Bone marrow histology
  • Flow cytometry
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Marginal zone lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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