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  1. REAL classification of malignant lymphomas in the Republic of Korea : Incidence of recently recognized entities and changes in clinicopathologic features.

    Article - En anglais


    The clinicopathologic characteristics of malignant lymphomas vary according to geography.

    The aim of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics of malignant lymphomas and the relative frequency in the Republic of Korea of lymphomas belonging to the newly described REAL (revised European-American lymphoma) classification categories.


    The Hematolymphoreticular Study Group of the Korean Society of Pathologists conducted a consensus-based morphologic review of a nationwide collection of 1548 malignant lymphomas, including Hodgkin's disease (HD), diagnosed at 23 institutes over a recent 2-year period.

    Slides stained with hematoxylin and eosin or other immunohistochemical stains were reviewed.

    All cases were classified according to the histologic criteria proposed by the International Lymphoma Study Group.

    Clinical data, including age, gender, and site of disease involvement, were reviewed.


    The Republic of Korea had lower rates of HD and follicle center lymphoma and higher rates of extranodal lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and angiocentric lymphoma compared with Western countries.

    The most frequent subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) were diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma, peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified type, and angiocentric lymphoma, in decreasing order. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hodgkin maladie, Lymphome non hodgkinien, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Type histologique, Classification, Corée du Sud, Corée, Asie, Homme, Hémopathie maligne, Lymphoprolifératif syndrome, Lymphome, Classification REAL

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hodgkin disease, Non Hodgkin lymphoma, Incidence, Epidemiology, Histological type, Classification, South Korea, Korea, Asia, Human, Malignant hemopathy, Lymphoproliferative syndrome, Lymphoma

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0417356

    Code Inist : 002B19B. Création : 25/01/1999.