CD5-negative blastoid variant mantle cell lymphoma with complex CCND1/IGH and MYC aberrations
Yoonmi Seok ; Juwon Kim ; Kyung-A Lee ; Jaewoo song ; Sue Jung Kim ; Seo-Jin Park ; Yu Ri Kim ; Jong Rak Choi
Annals of Laboratory Medicine, Vol.32(1) : 95~98, 2012
Annals of Laboratory Medicine
The coexistence of CCND1/IGH and MYC rearrangements in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare finding associated with a very poor prognosis. In this study, a patient with blastoid variant (MCL) is reported. The disease was clinically aggressive and refractory to chemotherapy, and the patient only survived for 1 month following diagnosis. Conventional cytogenetic study, FISH, and multicolor FISH (mFISH) demonstrated the involvement of the BCL1/CCND1 locus in a complex translocation, t(3;11)(q25;p15)t(11;14)(q13;q32). In addition, subclonal abnormalities in the 8q24 region, manifested as a t(8;14)(q24;q32)/MYC rearrangement, were identified. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first MCL case in Korea bearing these complex genomic aberrations.