Lymphoma and plasma cell neoplasms
Lymph nodes
Features to report

Author: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 5 December 2018, last major update December 2010

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Features to Report for Lymph Node Biopsies / Excisions
  • Clinical history: prior diagnoses of lymphoma, presence of lymphadenopathy or organomegaly, hematologic findings, constitutional symptoms, HIV status, prior immune abnormalities, autoimmune disorders, other relevant serology and other related conditions such as H. pylori infection
  • Anatomic site
  • Tumor type(s) (WHO classification), grade (if relevant)
  • Focal or complete involvement of lymph node or other structures
  • Specimen inadequacy
  • Results of ancillary studies
  • Diagnosis should incorporate all of the above findings or explain any inconsistencies
  • Checklist (2004)
  • References: Hum Pathol 2002;33:1064, Mod Pathol 2004;17:131