Table of ContentsDefinition / General
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Definition / General
- Modified from Sternberg:
- 1) Is lesion reactive or neoplastic?
- 2) Is lesion malignant? (necrosis favors malignancy)
- 3) Is malignant lesion a sarcoma? (may be melanoma, carcinoma, lymphoma)
- 4) What type of differentiation is present? - assign to phenotypic category or classify as round cell, spindle cell, epithelioid, other
- 5) If sarcoma, what is the grade?