n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Lymph node biopsy : some aspects revisited : more about... anatomical pathology
|Article Title||Lymph node biopsy : some aspects revisited : more about... anatomical pathology|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria and 2 Tshwane Academic Division|
|Publication Date||Feb 2012|
|Pages||72 - 74|
Lymph node biopsy, if performed correctly, is likely to yield an optimal diagnostic result. However, in view of the invasive nature of the procedure, biopsy should only be undertaken in patients with a definitive clinical indication. Less invasive investigations, such a full blood count and serology, and fine needle aspiration (FNA), may indeed provide a conclusive diagnosis especially if a careful medical history / examination reveals the most likely clinical cause for the lymphadenopathy, which is subsequently confirmed.
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