Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Inflammatory disorders (non-infectious)
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- Due to infection (atypical mycobacteria is common), foreign bodies, secondary response to malignancy
- Helpful diagnostic features include presence and type of necrosis; presence and type of giant cells; size, shape and distribution of granulomas; other associated changes
- These lymph nodes should be cultured
- 69 year old woman with granulomatous reaction around cholesterol-like clefts, apparently due to draining fluid from an ovarian mucinous cystadenoma (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1985;109:1124)
Extensive involvement by granuloma and fibrosis
Necrotizing granuloma - contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick
Necrotizing granulomatous lymphadenitis
End of Lymph nodes - not lymphoma > Inflammatory disorders (non-infectious) > Granulomatous inflammation
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