There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 202.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
A neoplasm of follicle centre b cells which has at least a partial follicular pattern. Follicular lymphomas comprise about 35% of adult non-hodgkin lymphomas in the United States And 22% worldwide. Most patients have widespread disease at diagnosis. Morphologically, follicular lymphomas are classified as grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3, depending on the percentage of the large lymphocytes present. The vast majority of cases (70-95%) express the bcl-2 rearrangement [t(14;18)]. Histological grade correlates with prognosis. Grades 1 and 2 follicular lymphomas are indolent and grade 3 is more aggressive (adapted from who, 2001).
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