Oral follicular lymphomas. A short report of 8 cases with assessment of the IGH/BCL2 gene fusion with fluorescence in situ hybridization

Prokopios Argyris, Michelle M Dolan, Evangelia Piperi, Konstantinos I. Tosios, Stefan E. Pambuccian, Ioannis G Koutlas

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Abstract

Objective To present the clinicopathologic features and confirm the presence of the IGH/BCL2 gene fusion in an oral follicular lymphoma (OFL) series. Study design Cases of OFLs were retrieved from a data base of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL). Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was performed to confirm the IGH/BCL2 fusion. Results Eight (8.7%) of 92 NHL were OFLs. Six (75%) patients were male and two female (mean age: 73.4 ± 14.8). The most frequent site was the palate. Five of the 8 patients are alive and without disease. Five (three grade 1 and two grade 2) of six successfully hybridized cases revealed the IGH/BCL2 gene fusion. The sixth case, a grade 3 follicular lymphoma (FL), demonstrated multiple BCL2 signals without IGH/BCL2 fusion. Conclusions OFLs exhibit an indolent clinical behavior. In the present study, 5/6 cases in which FISH was successful had an IGH/BCL2 fusion as would result from the t(14; 18)(q32; q21) translocation commonly seen in FL of extraoral sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Volume116
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

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