Lymph Node Infarction

  • Roberto N. Miranda
  • Joseph D. Khoury
  • L. Jeffrey Medeiros
Part of the Atlas of Anatomic Pathology book series (AAP)


Lymph node infarction is defined as confluent coagulative necrosis of all or a proportion of the lymph node parenchyma, presumably as a result of ischemia. Lymph node infarction following chemotherapy for malignant neoplasms is excluded from this category. Although most are associated with a preexisting diagnosis of malignancy, lymph node infarcts may precede the diagnosis of malignant lymphoma or other neoplasm. Cases of lymph node infarction have been also reported in association with non-neoplastic conditions such as recent fine needle aspiration biopsy, mediastinoscopy, infectious mononucleosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and regional administration of gold for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.


Follicular Lymphoma Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Infectious Mononucleosis Involve Lymph Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto N. Miranda
    • 1
  • Joseph D. Khoury
    • 1
  • L. Jeffrey Medeiros
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HematopathologyThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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