intravascular large B-cell lymphoma

(redirected from malignant angioendotheliosis)

intravascular large B-cell lymphoma

A high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma arising in and generally confined to vascular lumina, which usually begins in the skin and CNS and rapidly spreads elsewhere.

Clinical findings
Often begins with fever of unknown origin and nonspecific cutaneous (e.g., plaques) and neurologic complaints.
 
DiffDx
Skin lesions (erythematous/purple plaques on the trunk and lower legs) may be confused with mycosis fungoides, sarcoidosis, vascular neoplasms (e.g., Kaposi sarcoma) or involvement by lymphoma or leukaemia.

Prognosis
Extremely poor; short survival is the norm despite aggressive chemotherapy. The diagnosis is often established postmortem.
References in periodicals archive ?
Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBL) is an uncommon form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is also known as malignant angioendotheliosis, intravascular lymphomatosis, and angiotropic large-cell lymphoma.
Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma is an uncommon lymphoid neoplasm, which has been alternatively designated as angiotropic large cell lymphoma, intravascular lymphomatosis, or malignant angioendotheliosis.