2021 年 61 巻 4 号 p. 216-220
A 75-year-old man presented with an ileocecal tumor composed of diffuse proliferation of large cells with immunoblastic morphology. Lymphoma cells were positive for CD20, CD79a, IRF4/MUM1, and BCL2, negative for CD5, CD10, and MYC, and partially positive for BCL6. PAX5 was positive with variable staining intensity among the cell nuclei. The V-D-J sequence of IGH showed the mutated configuration. The G-banding karyotype demonstrated two cytogenetic clones with or without t(9;14)(p13;q32), but the two shared other structural and numerical abnormalities. Fluorescence in situ hybridization using PAX5 and IGH probes confirmed the presence or absence of t(9;14)(p13;q32)/PAX5-IGH in each clone. The breakpoints of t(9;14)(p13;q32) were mapped 2,170 bp upstream of the coding region of PAX5 alternative exon 1B and within the IGHJ6-Eμ enhancer intron of IGH. It is suggested that t(9;14)(p13;q32) in this case was a secondary cytogenetic abnormality and the translocation is not necessarily involved in initial malignant transformation of B-cells but can occur later during the course of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.