In their 2014 article “New Immunohistochemistry for B-cell Lymphoma and Hodgkin Lymphoma,” Zhang and Aguilera reviewed new immunohistochemical markers for B-cell lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma and described how to use these markers for correct lymphoma diagnoses, using the 2008 World Health Organization classifications. Recently, the World Health Organization's WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues published 2022 updates, and, in quick sequence, a second group published an alternative International Consensus Classification of myeloid neoplasms, acute leukemias, and mature lymphoid neoplasms. Regardless of the system a hematopathologist chooses to follow, updates in the immunohistochemical diagnosis of disease are described in both publications as well as in the primary literature. In addition to updated classifications, the increasing use of small biopsy samples for the evaluation of lymphadenopathy continues to challenge hematopathology diagnosis and increase the utilization of immunohistochemistry.
To review new immunohistochemical markers or new uses of previously known immunohistochemical markers in the evaluation of hematolymphoid neoplasia for the practicing hematopathologist.
Data were obtained from a literature review and personal practice experience.
The practicing hematopathologist requires knowledge of the ever-expanding repertoire of immunohistochemistry for the diagnosis and treatment of hematolymphoid neoplasia. New markers presented in this article help to complete our understanding of disease, diagnosis, and management.
The authors have no relevant financial interest in the products or companies described in this article.