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Waldenström macroglobulinemia
Tumours of haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues


Definition

Waldenström macroglobulinaemia (WM) is found in a significant subset of patients with lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma , but is not synonymous with it. It is defined as LPL with BM involvement and an IgM monoclonal gammopathy of any concentration
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Owen RG, Treon SP, Al-Katib A, Fonseca R, Greipp PR, McMaster ML, Morra E, Pangalis GA, San Miguel JF, Branagan AR, Dimopoulos MA (2003)
Clinicopathological definition of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia: consensus panel recommendations from the Second International Workshop on Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.
Semin Oncol 30: 110-5



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