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Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, Not Otherwise Specified

  • Philippe GaulardEmail author
  • Fanny Drieux
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28845-1_3895-1



Peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL, NOS) is a heterogeneous group of mature T-cell lymphomas. It is defined by default for cases not fulfilling the criteria for specifically defined PTCL entities according to the 2017 WHO classification. This category probably encompasses several biological subgroups that are still undefined. Because PTCL, NOS is a diagnosis of exclusion, it requires an expert pathologic review with an exhaustive workup. A recent study highlighted that the diagnosis of PTCL, NOS is challenging and poorly reproducible, with an overall concordance of 63.4% between referral and expert pathologists. Especially, a diagnosis of nodal PTCL...

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References and Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyHenri Mondor HospitalCreteilFrance
  2. 2.Department of PathologyCentre Henri BecquerelRouenFrance