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MALIGNANT LYMPHOMA

MALIGNANT LYMPHOMA

Clinical History

There are no clinical details available for this specimen.

Pathology

There are two specimens. They are both sections of lymph nodes removed from inguinal region. The larger is roughly triangular in shape, the diameter measuring 6 cm. The smaller is circular, 2.5 cm in diameter. Each has capsular remnants adhering to the outer surface. The cut surface shows a variegated yellow-white appearance with a follicular pattern, the follicles ranging from 1 to 3 mm in diameter. There are thin fibrous tissue trabeculae separating the follicles. In the larger specimen there are some central and peripheral haemorrhagic areas. These are most likely due to operative trauma. Histologically, the nodes were typical of follicular lymphoma, small, cleaved cell type. (Nodular poorly differentiated lymphoma according to Rappaport Classification).