A 62-year-old female with a μK phenotypic immunoblastic B-cell lymphoma with bone marrow involvement but without leukaemia is reported. Bone marrow cells, cytogenetically studied at diagnosis, showed a Philadelphia chromosome due to a (9p;22q) translocation, deleted chromosomes 3 and 6, a 14q+ marker, and two extra chromosomes 18. The Ph chromosome is previously only once reported in a well-characterized B-cell lymphoma, whereas the latter aberrations are common findings in B-cell malignancies
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