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Lymphoblastic lymphoma

Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

LBL usually develops from T-cells but occasionally develops from B-cells. 

LBL is very similar to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). In LBL, the abnormal lymphocytes are generally in the lymph nodes or thymus gland, but in ALL they are mainly in the blood and bone marrow. The lymphatic system is a network of fine vessels, glands and channels which occur throughout the body. It also conveys nutrients and cells, and is responsible for draining fluid and waste products away from tissues, and into the blood stream to be processed. The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system and is made up of lymph nodes and vessels and of collections of lymphocytes in other tissues.

  • Published: Mar 2017
  • Next planned review: Mar 2019