Cytology of Normal/Reactive Lymph Nodes
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.
KeywordsGerminal Center Hodgkin Lymphoma Sezary Syndrome Castleman Disease Reactive Lymphoid Hyperplasia
- Harris NL (2001) Mature B-cell neoplasms. Introduction, pathology and genetics. In: Jaffe ES, Harris NL, Stein H, Vardiman JW (eds) WHO classification of tumors of the haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues. IARC Press, Lyon, pp 121–126Google Scholar
- Ioachim HL, Medeiros LJ (2009) The normal lymph node. In: Ioachim H, Medeiros LJ (eds) Ioachim’s lymph node pathology, 4th edn. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, pp 2–14Google Scholar
- Jaffe ES, Harris NL, Stein H, Vardiman JW (2001) Tumors of haematopoietic and lymphoid tissue. WHO-IARC Press, LyonGoogle Scholar
- Stein H (1999) Lymphocyte differentiation. In: Mason DY, Harris NL (eds) Human lymphoma: clinical implications of the REAL classification. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar