Tumors of the Hematopoietic System

  • César R. Lacruz
  • Javier Sáenz de Santamaría
  • Ricardo H. Bardales
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 13)


Primary CNS lymphoma is actually one of the most frequent intracranial tumors, being non-Hodgkin diffuse large B-cell lymphoma the most prevalent type. They are not surgical diseases and even partial resection is associated with a dismal prognosis. Smears are recommended for intraoperative procedure. High-grade lymphomas show highly cellular smears with a single cell pattern of large atypical lymphoid cells. Low-grade lymphomas can easily be interpreted as being inflammatory or reactive in nature.


Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Granulocytic Sarcoma Histiocytic Sarcoma Cytologic Picture Dorfman Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • César R. Lacruz
    • 1
  • Javier Sáenz de Santamaría
    • 2
  • Ricardo H. Bardales
    • 3
  1. 1.University General Hospital Gregorio MarañónMadridSpain
  2. 2.University Hospital Extremadura Medical SchoolBadajozSpain
  3. 3.Outpatient Pathology AssociatesSacramentoUSA

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