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Lymphoma Cutaneous T Cell Evaluation
- Skin ulcers
- Lymph node swelling:
- Swollen lymph glands in the neck
- Swollen glands in the groin
- Swollen glands under the arm
- Affected lymph glands are characteristically rubbery and nontender.
- A lymph node that is 2 cm or larger suggests the diagnosis of lymphoma, particularly when they are located above the clavicle or in the armpit.
- Liver enlargement
- Spleen enlargement
Testing is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of cutaneous T cell lymphoma.
Tests that may be used to evaluate cutaneous T cell lymphoma include:
- Coagulation profile
- Lactate dehydrogenase level
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
- Complete blood count
- Peripheral blood smear:
- Usually shows abnormally high numbers of lymphocytes.
- The lymphocytes often have an abnormal shape, size or character when viewed under a microscope.
- Liver profile
- Kidney profile
Other tests that may be used to evaluate cutaneous Tcell lymphoma include:
Imaging tests that may be used to evaluate cutaneous Tcell lymphoma include:
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PubMed Lymphoma Cutaneous T Cell References
- McFarlane V, Friedmann PS, Illidge TM. What's new in the management of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma? Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2005 May;17(3):174-84. 
- Siegel RS, Kuzel TM. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma/leukemia. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2000 Apr;1(1):43-50. 
- Vonderheid EC. Treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma: 2001. Recent Results Cancer Res. 2002;160:309-20.