The role of molecular pathology in the diagnosis of cutaneous lymphomas

Phil Raess, Adam Bagg

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Abstract

Primary cutaneous lymphomas can be difficult to be distinguished from reactive mimics, even when integrating histologic, immunophenotypic, and clinical findings. Molecular studies, especially PCR-based antigen receptor gene rearrangement (ARGR) analysis, are frequently useful ancillary studies in the evaluation of cutaneous lymphoproliferations. The biologic basis of ARGR studies is discussed, as well as a comparison of various current protocols. The pitfalls and limitations of ARGR analysis are also highlighted. Recent advances in the understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of various cutaneous lymphomas are discussed. Some of these nascent discoveries may lead to the development of diagnostically useful molecular assays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number913523
JournalPathology Research International
Volume2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 26 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Antigen Receptors
Molecular Pathology
Gene Rearrangement
Lymphoma
Skin
Polymerase Chain Reaction

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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The role of molecular pathology in the diagnosis of cutaneous lymphomas. / Raess, Phil; Bagg, Adam.

In: Pathology Research International, Vol. 2012, 913523, 26.12.2012.

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