Hematopoietic Tumors of the Thyroid

  • Lawrence Tsao
  • Eric Hsi
Part of the Molecular Pathology Library book series (MPLB, volume 3)


Primary lymphoma of the thyroid gland is a relatively uncommon disease. The term “primary thyroid lymphoma” (PTL) is a nonspecific, broad term referring to any lymphoma restricted to the thyroid gland. Further classification of PTL is clinically necessary and should be based on histologic, phenotypic, and molecular features using the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. Both Hodgkin and many types of non-Hodgkin lymphomas can occur as a PTL. However, the most common types of PTL are extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphomas) and diffuse large B-cell lymphomas, NOS (DLBCL).


Follicular Lymphoma Malt Lymphoma Burkitt Lymphoma Hashimoto Thyroiditis Gastric Malt Lymphoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Tsao
    • 1
  • Eric Hsi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine InstituteCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Clinical PathologyCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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