Hairy cell lymphoma: A potentially under-recognized entity

William A. Hammond, Abhisek Swaika, David Menke, Han W. Tun

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Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a low grade B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder that typically presents with splenomegaly, cytopenias, and diffuse bone marrow infiltration. There have been few cases in the literature of HCL presenting as lymphomas in extra-nodal locations, such as soft tissues and bones without circulating leukemic cells, splenomegaly, or iliac crest bone marrow involvement. We present an additional case presenting as a thoracic mass, and discuss potential diagnostic pitfalls and management of these rare cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6518
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalRare Tumors
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 28 2017


  • B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder
  • Cytopenias
  • Diffuse bone marrow infiltration
  • Lymphoma
  • Splenomegaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Oncology


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