Pitfalls and Limitations of FNA of Lymph Nodes

Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 10)


Pitfalls or diagnostic errors in the interpretation of lymph node aspirates frequently have their origin in inadequate diagnostic material on the aspirate smears, inadequate triage of the aspirate during the initial on-site evaluation, lack of clinical data, cytologic, screening and interpretative errors or to pitfalls in the interpretation of ancillary methods used.


Hodgkin Lymphoma Excisional Biopsy Merkel Cell Carcinoma Lymphoid Neoplasm Metastatic Malignancy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Lab. Medicine & PathologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Outpatient Pathology AssociatesSacramentoUSA

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