Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoid
Lymph nodes-general
Features to report

Topic Completed: 1 December 2010

Minor changes: 1 April 2020

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Nikhil Sangle, M.D.
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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
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