Cytology of Normal/Reactive Lymph Nodes

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

Abstract

The goal of a lymph node FNA is essentially to distinguish benign from malignant lymphoid processes. Non-neoplastic disorders that can manifest in lymph nodes include those with specific diagnoses and nonspecific reactive hyperplasia (the most common diagnosis). The role of FNA is paramount in determining the etiology of non-neoplastic disorders so that appropriate management can be instituted.

Keywords

Lymphoma Appendicitis Sarcoidosis Thymoma Leprosy 

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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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