leukosarcoma


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leukosarcoma

 [loo″ko-sahr-ko´mah]
the development of leukemia in patients originally having a well-differentiated, lymphocytic type of malignant lymphoma.

leukosarcoma

An older term for a leukaemia arising in a lymphoma.

Leukosarcoma was coined in an earlier era before the current understanding of T and B lymphocytes; the most probable equivalents may be:
(1) Adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma; or
(2) Leukaemic phase of malignant lymphoma.
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