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Richter's Syndrome

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A small percent (3-5%) of patients with a well-differentiated lymphoproliferative disorder may develop a high grade lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease. The new lesion may be a transformation of the same malignant clone as the original tumor, or it may represent a second neoplasm. The pattern of disease progression and subsequent clinical course is termed Richter's syndrome.

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