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Lymphoma classification


Lymphoma classification

Lymphoma has undergone many classification systems over the decades. Shown here is the most current system. Click on any type of lymphoma below to see more information about it. Older systems are shown here.  Click on any type of lymphoma below to go to more information about that type. If your type does not have a link then use the Advanced Search link above to search prestigious medical journals for more information about it.

 2016 WHO classification

Mature B-cell neoplasms

Mature T and NK neoplasms

Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD)

  • Plasmacytic hyperplasia PTLD
  • Infectious mononucleosis PTLD
  • Florid follicular hyperplasia PTLD*
  • Polymorphic PTLD
  • Monomorphic PTLD (B- and T-/NK-cell types)
  •  Classical Hodgkin lymphoma PTLD

Histiocytic and dendritic cell neoplasms

  •  Histiocytic sarcoma
  •  Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  •  Langerhans cell sarcoma
  •  Indeterminate dendritic cell tumor
  •  Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma
  •  Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma
  •  Fibroblastic reticular cell tumor
  •  Disseminated juvenile xanthogranuloma
  •  Erdheim-Chester disease*

* Indicates a provisional entity

The 2016 revision of the World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms

Introduction to a review series: the 2016 revision of the WHO classification of tumors of hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues

Click here to view older classification systems