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Striking male predominance of mantle cell lymphoma in Taiwan
  1. S-S Chuang1,
  2. W-T Huang2,
  3. P-P Hsieh3,
  4. H-H Tseng3,
  5. H-M Chang4
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Chi-Mei Medical Centre, Tainan and Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
  2. 2Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Centre, Taipei
  3. 3Veterans General Hospital-Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  4. 4Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Shih-Sung Chuang
 Department of Pathology, Chi-Mei Medical Center, 901 Chung-Hwa Road, Yung-Kang City, Tainan County 710, Taiwan; cmh5301{at}

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Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) was defined as a specific entity in the new World Health Organization classification as an aggressive B cell lymphoma composed of monomorphous small to medium-sized lymphocytes with at least slight nuclear contours, having peripheral B cells of the inner mantle zone as postulated cells of origin.1 Most patients presenting with high-stage disease had lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly and marrow involvement. Histologically, the tumours may grow in a nodular or …

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