Ultrastructural Features of Human Lymphomas

  • Franco Mollo
  • G. Monga
  • R. Coda
  • G. Palestro
Part of the Acta Neuropathologica book series (NEUROPATHOLOGIC, volume 6)


The diagnostic value of some ultrastructural details in a series of 73 lymphomas, 7 thymomas, 6 cases of Waldenström’s disease, and 5 myelomas has been critically reviewed. The light microscopical diagnoses of “reticulum cell sarcoma” seems now inadvisable, since the majority of these cases, when examined by electron microscopy, were found to be “blast cell sarcomas”, probably lymphoid in nature. Clear-cut relationships between cell ultra-structure and immunflucrescence data about surface Ig in lymphoid cell populations have not been ascertained.

Key words

electron microscopy lymphomas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Mollo
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Monga
    • 1
  • R. Coda
    • 1
  • G. Palestro
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro di Microscopia Elettronica, Facoltà di Medicina di TorinoI e III Cattedra di Anatomia e Istologia Patologica;Italy
  2. 2.Istituto Anatomia PatologicaTorinoItaly

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