Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology
Online ISSN : 1880-9952
Print ISSN : 1346-4280
ISSN-L : 1346-4280
Original Article
Clonal Analysis of Bilateral, Recurrent, or Systemically Multifocal Ocular Adnexal Lymphoma
Toshihiko MatsuoKouichi IchimuraHiroyuki OkadaKatsuji ShinagawaKunihiro FukushimaMitsuhiro OkanoMasaki OtsukaTadashi Yoshino
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2010 Volume 50 Issue 1 Pages 27-38


The purpose of this study is to determine the same or different clonality between bilateral or recurrent lesions, or between or among ocular adnexal lesions and systemically multifocal lesions in 10 consecutive patients with ocular adnexal lymphoma : 8 had extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) and 2 had mantle cell lymphoma, observed from 1995 to 2008 at Okayama University Hospital. A discrete DNA fragment was generated by polymerase chain reaction amplification of the immunoglobulin heavy chain gene from all samples except for two samples of bilateral orbital mantle cell lymphoma lesions and one sample of the scalp skin MALT lymphoma lesion. The size of DNA fragments were the same between bilateral orbital or conjunctival lesions of 5 patients, between original and recurrent conjunctival lesions of one patient, between the orbital lesion and the oral cavity lesion in one patient, and among bilateral orbital lesions, buccal, rectum, and stomach lesions of one patient. Sequencing of the DNA fragments showed the same sequence between bilateral or recurrent or multifocal lesions in 8 patients except for one : the bilateral orbital lesions, rectum, and stomach lesions shared the same sequence while the buccal lesion had one nucleotide difference compared to the sequence shared by the other 4 lesions. In conclusion, bilateral, recurrent, or systemically multifocal lesions of ocular adnexal lymphoma shared the clonality between or among the lesions. [J Clin Exp Hematopathol 50(1) : 27-38, 2010]

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