A syndrome of lymphoblastic lymphoma, eosinophilia, and myeloid hyperplasia/malignancy associated with t(8;13)(p11;q11): description of a distinctive clinicopathologic entity.Blood. 1995 Apr 01; 85(7):1881-7.Blood
We report two patients with a distinctive biphenotypic hematologic disorder characterized by lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL), eosinophilia, and myeloid malignancy and/or hyperplasia associated with a t(8;13)(p11;q11) chromosomal translocation in both bone marrow and lymph node specimens. Both patients presented with lymphadenopathy pathologically classified as LBL with a T-cell immunophenotype, myeloid hyperplasia of the bone marrow, and peripheral blood eosinophilia. The first patient achieved clinical complete remission after receiving several regimens of chemotherapy and remains disease-free 16 months after undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. The second patient developed progressive lymphadenopathy despite several courses of chemotherapy directed against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Eight months after his initial presentation, he developed acute myelogenous leukemia that was refractory to therapy. Comparison of these patients with four similar cases recently reported in the literature suggests that this constellation of findings constitutes a distinctive clinicopathologic syndrome. Molecular analysis of the t(8;13) translocation breakpoint may identify genes located in this region and provide insight into the pathogenesis of this interesting biphenotypic hematologic malignancy.