A patient with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) of the pleomorphic blastoid subtype is reported. The disease was clinically aggressive and refractory to chemotherapy, and the patient survived only 2 months. Cytogenetically, a t(11;19;14)(q13;q13;q32) was found. Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and molecular analyses demonstrated involvement of the BCL1/CCND1 locus in a three-way translocation. In addition, subclonal abnormalities of the region 8q24 manifested either as a t(8;22)(q24;q11)/CMYC rearrangement or trisomy 8 were identified. The pathogenetic impact of this very uncommon association of BCL1/CCND1 and CMYC rearrangements in MCL is discussed and the literature is reviewed.