Korean J Med.  2011 Nov;81(5):543-553.

Pathologic Characteristics and Differential Diagnosis of Hodgkin Lymphoma

  • 1Department of Pathology, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pathology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jrhuh3@gmail.com


Recent advances in the understanding of the biology of Hodgkin lymphoma have led to a new classification. Hodgkin lymphoma is now recognized as a B-cell disorder of germinal center or post-germinal center origin. In the WHO classification, Hodgkin lymphoma consists of two categories, namely, nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma and classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Classical Hodgkin lymphoma encompasses not only nodular sclerosis, mixed cellularity, and lymphocyte depletion subtypes, but also lymphocyte-rich subtype, among which, nodular sclerosis stands out as a distinct entity. A borderline neoplasm with features intermediate between Hodgkin lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma has also been recognized.


Classical Hodgkin lymphoma; Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma
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