Abstract

The flow cytometric analysis of DNA content in cells obtained from a case of Lennert's lymphoma demonstrated the presence of a discrete hypotetraploid cell population. Correlated multiparameter analysis of DNA, light scatter, and surface antigens by flow cytometry showed that the hypotetraploid cells were intermediate to large cells expressing T11, T3, and T4 antigens and lacking B1 and T8 antigens. These findings suggest that Lennert's lymphoma represents a malignant neoplasm of T- helper lymphocytes.

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